Niki in front of huge Whalebone Tree on Land for Wildlife propertyOur densely populated catchments don’t have many properties large enough to fit under the voluntary conservation program Land for Wildlife. Additionally, a substantial number of larger properties along the Cubberla Creek line are zoned as “Emerging community” in the new City Plan and for that reason are not admissible to the Land for Wildlife program under Council rules.  The City Plan marks the location of these same properties as having high ecological significance. CWCN’s Cubberla Creek Connect project follows the line of the waterway and its tributaries and the known value as corridor for wildlife movement. As an organisation working to protect biodiversity and natural assets we are concerned about the long term effects, because any of the properties under the mentioned zoning can be parcelled up into multiple patches of land with worrying effect on wildlife and the waterway.
 
Three of our local Land for Wildlife properties along the Brisbane River in Fig Tree Pocket have joined forces to rehabilitate their Land and the Foambark Gully which runs through their property. The amount of work already gone into local habitat restoration is impressive. Look at our list of bird sightings alone and you know how important these properties are for local wildlife.  The dedicated owners have now planted around 300 Richmond Birdwing Butterfly Vines (Pararistolochia praevenosa) to enable the re-establishment of the beautiful and large butterfly locally. Although many more plants are needed to support the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly across our catchments, we can’t wait to hear about the first sightings along the Foambark Gully in due course.

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