Thanks to a Scenic Rim Regional Council Environment Grant, B4C has been able to do important work at the Bulimbah nature refuge site at Mt Barney. This property is a social investment, purchased by B4C in 2015 to secure a 129ha buffer area for the World Heritage Listed Mt Barney National Park.
Yamahra Creek weed eradication for riparian improvement – 2020
The aim of this project was to re-establish natural habitat communities through assisted regeneration by eradicating the introduced Moth Vine (Araujia sericifera) and Lantana that threatens this catchment line. This weed eradication prevents the dispersal of seeds into the already treated Mount Barney National Park downstream. This builds on previous moth vine and weed control works undertaken in October 2018 – 2020. In conjunction with treatment of Lantana, this also clears the creek of choke points to allow access to rock pools by animals species, including the Spotted-tailed quoll and the koala.
We look forward to following how the removal of the invasive weeds is allowing the previously covered native vegetation to flourish.
Volunteers from Brisbane Intrepid Landcare (BIL) undertook fire ecology, weed control, acoustic monitoring and plant ID workshops at Bulimbah B4C Mt Barney property as part of their retreat. BIL also installed both fauna and acoustic monitoring devices to gather data on the property to assist in future works to be done. The project has enabled positive and practical community engagement.
Thanks to neighbour Mt Barney Wilderness Retreat for providing the accommodation for BIL.