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Managing the Great Sandy’s links to Fraser Island

Lower Mary River Land & Catchment Care Group (LMRL&CCG) undertakes a number of projects that help manage threats to Fraser Island via the islands and adjacent mainland of the Great Sandy Strait (Round Island, Big Woody Island – Middle Bluff Lighthouse and Jeffrey’s Beach, Little Woody Island, Picnic Island, Duck Island), Fay Smith Wetlands and Hervey Bay foreshore.  Since the November FINIA meeting, the team has been very busy.

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Fraser Island Native Planting Guide

This handy planting guide has been developed to assist landholders and land managers on Fraser Island in selecting local native plant species for use in gardens and landscaping.

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Diary from the FIDO Bush Regeneration & Monitoring Trip 15-21 Sept 2013

Thinking about getting involved on Fraser Island, then why not join one of our organised trips with either FIDO or CVA?  To get a feel of what you might experience during a week long volunteer trip check out John Sinclair’s Diary from his recent trip to Fraser Island. (more…)

Signage goes digital!

FINIA has led a number of communication initiatives over the years – starting with our Weed Information Shelters at Happy Valley and Eurong and the notice board at Orchid Beach. These were designed to provide a community space as well as information about some of the worst weed threats and our efforts to control them. (more…)

The Importance of Monitoring

By John Sinclair, Fraser Island Defenders Organisation

trackFor almost two decades there has been obvious evidence of sediment flowing off the roads and creating alluvial plumes in places on Fraser Island.  This became of increasing concern to FIDO and in 2012 we were given permission to install monitoring devices to try to assess the extent of this sediment deposition.  The early results of monitoring has already raised some concerns about some impacts on Fraser Island’s natural integrity.

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Better Beaches Training

Photo: Alana Kippers

Photo: Alana Kippers

This project builds on a previous initiative conducted by the Burnett Mary Regional Group and CQ University in 2007-8 to develop a Code of Practice for 4WDs on foreshores (primarily to protect turtles and shorebirds).

The Code was a highly successful engagement tool developed by regional 4WD clubs and non-club 4wders. The activity also empowered the participants with a new function, that of stewardship for the natural resources that they enjoy in this popular pastime.  (more…)