Baffle Reef System Repair Program
BCCA has been contracted with the Burnett Mary Regional Group to manage the final two years of the Baffle Reef Systems Repair program. The Baffle Creek catchment covers an area of approximately 4,000 square kilometres. According to the second Reef Plan Report Card, the Baffle catchment has the third highest riparian vegetation loss of all Great Barrier Reef catchments, a loss which was compounded by the 2013 flood.
Please see the map in this section of the Priority Areas for On Ground Investment.
This program has the objective of reducing sediment flow to the reef through specific on-ground activities including:
- Biodiverse plantings: establish and restore native riparian, wetland and waterway habitats as aquatic and ecological corridors, particularly to restore cleared lands and enhance existing native vegetation
- Manage invasive species in a connected landscape: control the spread of exotic invasive species across wetlands, riparian buffers to help protect and enhance habitat condition
- Protect and enhance existing native vegetation: e.g. stock exclusion fencing to protect riparian areas and wetlands; conduct community engagement and education i.e. workshops and field days
Unstable banks of the Baffle Creek
Bank stabilisation soft enginerring works in preparation for revegetation
Baffle Reef System Repair Program Expressions Of Interest
Funding opportunities now open for 2017-2018 for the Baffle Catchment.
Would you be interested in:
- Fencing off creeks and watercourses for livestock exclusion?
- A revegetation project?
- Lantana, cats claw or rubber vine control?
- Feral pig control in your creek area?
- Or any other project that would result in reducing sediment flow to the Great Barrier Reef?
For more info please call Peter Crawford on 0427 024 921 or BCCA office on (07) 4166 3898. Please provide Peter with your roadside address, lot./plan numbers and your phone and email contact details.
Baffle System System Repair Program Events
Baffle System System Repair Program Program News
BCCA has been appointed by the Burnett Mary Regional Group to manage the final two years of the 5-year Baffle Reef Systems Repairs project. According to the second Reef Plan Report, the Baffle catchment has the third highest riparian vegetation loss percentage of all...read more