Celebrating Partnerships – Koala Habitat Restoration

Recently, Queensland Trust for Nature helped facilitate maintenance and infill planting to help restore the riparian border at one of our first round properties for the Koala Habitat Restoration Partnership Program (KHRPP), Woodstock.

Woodstock was one of many landholders impacted by floods earlier this year. When the Albert River rose and the property suffered significant inundation and damage along the riparian border. Maree, a project officer at Queensland Trust for Nature conducted koala scat searches and substantial evidence that koalas are using this area as a corridor and so it became a priority for the Queensland Trust for Nature to help facilitate the plantings and maintenance of the area.

Partnerships are such a crucial component of the Koala Habitat Restoration Partnerships Program. For this particular project, all the stakeholders worked together and each had an important part in preparing the property. We were grateful to receive flood support and an Enviro Grant from Logan City Council that provided the trees planted as well as site preparation and contractors for the planting. Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science as well as landholders YET, prepared the property and planting site by clearing the site and stabilising previous plantings. World as I Am and Communify were fundamental in their efforts to put the koala trees in the ground and protect them as well as weed maintenance and debris removal.

“We had State Government assistance, Local Government assistance, our wonderful contractors, a community group, Queensland Trust for Nature as well as the landholder Youth Enterprise Trust, coming together and the outcomes are going to be fantastic,” stated Maree Clancy from QTFN.

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