Tag: Industry Project Partners

Celebrating land management partnerships at Aroona

QTFN have entered into a long-term partnership with Ecosure and Fireland to help integrate our weed and fire land management methods on Aroona Station. Integrating weed management with ecological fire will help us to strategically approach restoration efforts across the property.  Aroona is at the top of the catchment, and we take responsibility for reducing […]

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Shaping a Nature Positive Future

“97% of Australians want more action to protect nature” – The Biodiversity Council   Our sold-out “Shaping a Nature Positive Future” event brought together environmental, social, governmental, and financial expertise. The expert panel discussion and networking breakfast highlighted the need for urgency, transparency, and community engagement to advance Queensland’s Nature Positive agenda. A timely event […]

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Lachlan Hughes Foundation: Ben’s Regenerative Journey

“Here’s to our regenerative agriculture journeys: may they be full of opportunities for self-improvement and be a journey that never truly ends, but only evolves with each step we take.” – Ben Heathwood    The Lachlan Hughes Foundation recently celebrated and reflected on the participants’ journeys over the last 12 months in the LHF program.   […]

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Expansion of the Koala Habitat Restoration Partnership Program

Since its commencement in 2019, the Koala Habitat Restoration Partnership Program (KHRPP) has established seven projects across south-east Queensland, which over the 5-year duration of the program will result in the restoration of more than 255 hectares of koala habitat.   KHRPP projects are located on private landowner sites with existing koala populations. By revegetating koala food […]

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Supporting WWF to explore biodiversity co-benefits in Central Queensland

QTFN is supporting another initiative funded by the Queensland Government as part of the Pilot Projects Program of the Land Restoration Fund. The World Wildlife Fund for Nature Australia’s (WWF) Protecting Threatened Species and Restoring Grazing Land project in Central Queensland is helping to kickstart the biodiversity co-benefits market in Queensland. Like our Counting the […]

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Accounting for Nature

In 2020, QTFN moved to implement the Accounting for Nature® Framework model at Aroona Station – a scientifically credible and trusted natural capital accounting standard used to measure the condition of environmental assets and inform investment and management decisions. As an approved provider of co-benefit verification under the Land Restoration Fund, Accounting for Nature® is […]

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Refuge habitat for the brush-tailed rock-wallaby

Aroona Station features around 200 hectares of core habitat for the vulnerable brush-tailed rock-wallaby.  In 2020, as part of our ongoing research into these unique Aroona residents, we completed our third year of breeding season monitoring programs using motion-sensitive wildlife cameras strategically positioned in known brush-tailed rock-wallaby hang outs. The monitoring program again showed Aroona […]

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Counting the Co-Benefits

As the carbon offset or carbon farming market grows in its maturity, there is considerable interest in how biodiversity co-benefits can be harnessed and developed as a complementary market. QTFN’s Counting the Co-Benefits project will demonstrate how landholders can create a sustainable agribusiness by leveraging environmental markets to diversify their revenue streams. This initiative is […]

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Monitoring island birdlife

Avoid Island’s unique combination of fruit-rich coastal scrub, open eucalypt woodland, mangrove and tidal flats, provides habitat for an estimated 84 species of migratory and resident birds. In the last half of 2020, experts from the Mackay chapter of BirdLife and the Queensland Wader study group joined us on the island to document bird diversity. […]

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Thriving and surviving flatback turtles

Mysterious and majestic, flatback turtles are the only sea turtle to nest solely on Australian shores and Avoid Island is one of four island rookeries favoured by the turtle’s southern population. In 2020: More than 108 turtles had nested on the island at the start of the October to December 2020 nesting season, laying an […]

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Planting for impact

In partnership with C4 and fellow Cassowary Coast conservation group, Brettacorp Inc., QTFN has piloted the use of the Miyawaki planting method on two plots on its Gurrbum Reserve to accelerate rainforest reforestation on the property. A globally recognised planting method, Miyawaki is proven to create fast growing, high density, high biodiversity and high carbon […]

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Cassowary habitat revegetation

Thanks to the Queensland Department of Environment and Science, for funding our project to restore a critical link in Cassowary habitat within the Smith’s Gap Corridor, in Queensland’s Wet Tropics Region. This generous grant will allow us to plant 16,000 trees, over 4 hectares and weed a further 10.5 hectares at Gurrbum Reserve, a property […]

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