Community workshops in the Burnett-Mary region

May 1st, 2012 by geoff

The INFFER team has been working successfully with the Burnett-Mary Regional Group (BMRG) in Queensland over the past two years. Last week they held their first community asset identification workshop in Kingaroy. The workshop was terrific with 20 passionate locals contributing knowledge on important environmental features in the Kingaroy district. A range of assets were identified including  wetlands such as Lake Wooroolin, threatened species such as the Black-breasted Button-quail, significant ecological communities such as Notophyll Vine-forest and important soil areas that underpin the region’s farming activity. Further workshops are planned over the next few weeks at Monto and Gayndah as the BMRG compiles a comprehensive regional asset directory. In other activities the region has developed a detailed Project Assessment for Tinana Creek (an important biodiversity asset submitted for funding to Caring for our Country) and is currently working with us on a project focusing on the Great Barrier Reef. Stay tuned for further developments.

Participants at the Kingaroy workshop mapping environmental assets.


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