Ecology | Environment | Heritage


Gondwanaland rainforest school excursion at queen mary falls
At the beginning of November, the Year 5, 6 and 7 students at Killarney State School were engaged in a fun day of learning about the diversity and interrelationships between the native plants and animals found in their backyard at the beautiful location of Queen Mary Falls. The Condamine Alliance has a proud history of... Read More »
Aquarium passage flying fox camp unfazed by pipeline construction
Flying foxes hanged happily at their Hemmant camp near Bulimba Creek while the Caltex Lateral Pipeline was being constructed last September. To meet the requirements of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) Dr Sandrine Martinez, Senior Ecologist from Redleaf Environmental, worked with APA Group to monitor a colony of the threatened Grey-headed flying... Read More »
Nesting boxes to attract wildlife to parks
Rosellas, cockatoos, king parrots, lorikeets and other wildlife are set to benefit from the installation of more than 40 nest boxes in Garnet Lehmann and Ballin Drive Parks. As part of ongoing works along East Creek, Toowoomba Regional Council arranged for a variety of nest boxes to be installed to attract native birds and animals... Read More »
Let nature take its course! Nesting birds protected from clearing
Several trees selected for removal for the Ballin Drive Park detention basin will remain in place while nature takes its course. Mayor Cr Paul Antonio said wildlife monitoring by Redleaf Environmental had identified several trees with nests during the recent tree removal at the park. "Council will wait to let nature take its course and... Read More »
Protesters and workers join forces to save bird
Garnet Lehmann Park detention basin project workers and protesters joined forces to save a baby Tawny Frogmouth. East Creek Park Defenders member Barb Marshall said the bird was found by a lady walking her dog late on Sunday. "I didn't have a good sleep that night and I came down early on Monday morning to... Read More »
Radio-tracking a rare bat
The Airly Mine near Capertee in NSW is an underground coal mine with relatively small on-ground footprint immediately adjacent to several National Parks and reserves. For a number of years, the mine has run a comprehensive environmental monitoring program, thanks to the University of Queensland’s Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation (CMLR). In October this year,... Read More »
New Trigger Map For Protected Plants
Recently, the Department of Enviornment and Heritage Protection initiated a new trigger under the Nature Conservation Act. The Protected Plants Flora Survey Trigger Map shows high risk areas for protected plants and is to be used to help determine flora survey and clearing permit requirements for a particular location. Areas shown on the map as high... Read More »
Fish hotels bring back native species to condamine stream
A range of fish habitat enhancements to Oakey and Myall Creeks on the Darling Downs has been installed by the Condamine Alliance as part of its Dewfish Demonstration Reach. Redleaf Environmental and the Condamine Alliance recently organised a field day for Council staff from Toowoomba to witness first hand how fish hotels, large snags and... Read More »
Redleaf oversees garnet lehmann park wildlife protection
Local fauna was successfully protected from injury or harm this week as construction of the detention basin at Garnet Lehmann Park started. Aware of local community concerns when it comes to the welfare of wildlife inhabiting the park, Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) brought in environmental specialists Redleaf to ensure that all fauna were carefully managed... Read More »

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