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Large Scale Restoration of Koala Habitat / Stewartdale

Ecosure’s ecological restoration team is currently working with EHP to restore 210 hectares of predominantly cleared land within the Flinders-Karawatha corridor to prime koala habitat. The project is currently the largest State government funded Koala habitat restoration project in Queensland.

The project forms part of the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Heritage Protection’s (EHP) Koala Nature Refuges Program. The program provides landholders from ten local government areas within South East Queensland an opportunity to partner with the State to restore koala habitat on their land.

Located adjacent to a large regional nature corridor, the project site is highly diverse containing several rare and threatened species including the koala. Ecosure’s ecological restoration team has been engaged by EHP to further enhance the site’s ecological value by increasing the density of food and shelter trees for local koala populations, and improving connectivity between fragmented vegetation patches.

Our team of environmental consultants will plant 113,000 koala trees, regenerate more than 60 hectares of existing native vegetation currently impacted by weeds and maintain the site for up to six years to ensure the trees thrive and the habitat is successfully returned to a natural state.

Through this project we hope to be able to demonstrate to all levels of government, stakeholders and our community that nature conservation, its protection and restoration is a sound investment.

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