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Logan Escarpment extends Cornubia Forest Park

Last Updated on Monday, 12 March 2012 14:20

sgbbsmall.jpg Logan Escarpment is home not only to koalas but also to a range of native species such as the powerful owl, squirrel and greater gliders, swamp wallaby and the endangered Sword-grass brown butterfly.

By expanding the network of reserves in this area, Logan Escarpment will enhance the connectivity between the Venman Bushland National Park, Daisy Hill Conservation Park and Neville Lawrie Reserve. This whole of landscape conservation network is essential to help our plants and animals deal with the pressures they face especially habitat loss and climate change.

 

sos-die.gifEnvironment Minister Peter Garrett joined Logan City Mayor Pam Parker to announce the conservation purchase of Logan Escarpment, a 43 hectare property. The Australian Government provided $1.5 million in Caring for our Country funding to help purchase the hilltop property, with Logan City Council providing the balance of $1.2 million.

Logan Mayor, Councillor, Pam Parker said the purchase was the first step in a new conservation relationship between local councils and the Australian Government. "Together with 10 other South East Queensland local councils, we are working with the Australian Government to identify important bushland to conserve as part of the National Reserve System," Cr Parker said.

The former private bushland property on Brisbane's outskirts, home to a number of vulnerable and endangered species as well as the koalas, will now be protected forever as part of Australia's National Reserve System, our nation's most secure way of protecting native habitat.

This is a small beginning of what is necessary to retain and restore essential habitat with connectivity between areas of bushland and home gardens where the resident fosters endemic native habitat to provide a food source for our Australian native animals.

We would like to encourage everyone to observe and find out what native wildlife species are in your general area and provide more habitat for them. If you'd like to support the Sword-grass brown butterfly then plant a favourite food plant such as Gahnia sieberiana or or red fruited Saw-sedge which grows to 2 metres.

Our native wildlife are threatened in most areas of south east Queensland. Joining a local conservation group or an action group to act as a voice for our wildlife is something we can all do. The Rivermouth Action Group www.rag.org.au may provide you with another starting point. Of course you can contact us at via this website - or our events page if your concern is in Logan and Scenic Rim areas.

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