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Butchulla Junior Rangers Program

The Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers (BLSR) with assistance from Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) staff, have kicked off their highly popular 2020 Junior Ranger Program at Urangan Point State School.

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Have you got what it takes to be a Weed Spotter?

The cost of weeds to Australian agriculture now exceeds $4 billion per year. No estimate has been made of the cost of weeds to the environment, but environmental biosecurity is a rapidly developing area.  Prevention and early intervention are the most cost-effective means of dealing with potential, new and emerging weeds in Queensland.

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The Dude with the White Gloves

It will always be known in our family as “the little dude with the white gloves”.  However, that description is unlikely to satisfy the entomologists among us.

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Zero Chemical K’gari FCRC Community Environment Program

Rain, frogs, flowers, butterflies and a semi-retired British Colombian species-at-risk biologist!

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Breynia (or Coffee Bush)

Breynia oblongifolia (Family: Phyllanthaceae)

This beautiful native shrub grows along the east coast of Australia and into New Guinea. It can be found in rainforest, Eucalypt woodlands and even some Acacia woodland ecosystems.

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Great Sandy Strait Shorebird Course

The Great Sandy Strait (the GSS) is a Ramsar site and an internationally significant site for shorebirds. For many years, QWSG has conducted regular shorebird surveys in the GSS.

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The Great Sandy Island History – K’gari (Fraser Island)

The documented early history of the people of the Great Sandy Island is incomplete and always open to debate and discussion. 

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Building Skills, Building Knowledge

When the Butchulla Land and Sea Ranger team expressed an interest in learning more about the water quality of K’gari’s streams and lakes, the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) had no hesitation in offering their assistance.

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Leave Only Footprints

Just south-west of Happy Valley there is a rarely-traversed sand dune called Mellong.

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K’gari-Fraser Island World Heritage Discovery Centre

The new K’gari-Fraser Island World Heritage Discovery Centre will be based at SeaLink’s Kingfisher Bay Resort. The Discovery Centre is a joint project of the University of the Sunshine Coast and Kingfisher Bay Resort.

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