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Fire in the Australian Landscape

The effects of fire on plants, fungi and vegetation communities

This is the second Note in the Land for Wildlife fire series and looks at the effects of fire on plants, fungi and vegetation communities. Plants and fungi respond in different ways to fire; some species regenerate quickly after fire, others undergo mass flowering and fruiting, some germinate, and others contract or perish from exposure to fire. For some plant and fungi species, fire plays an important role in their lifecycle. At a broader scale, fire can be an important determinant of vegetation communities and can help form boundaries between vegetation communities.

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Carbon Farming Flyer

Carbon Farming for central Queensland Landholders

Carbon farming is any agricultural practice that increases or preserves carbon in soil and vegetation. Scientists have observed that since the industrial revolution there is more carbon in the atmosphere. There are many benefits to be gained through carbon farming including increased productivity, income diversification, profitability and a healthier planet. By working with FBA, landholders have an opportunity to implement practices that increase and preserve carbon in plants and soils. The investment in carbon credits accrued through carbon farming is emerging as a priority for key industries such as transport, mining and aviation. The carbon market is providing a unique opportunity for landholders to improve their land condition as well as gain returns on productive, unproductive or unused land.

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Paddock to Reef Flyer

How Sediment Affects the Reef

The Fitzroy Basin is the largest catchment draining to the Great Barrier Reef. Pollutants (like sediment) that enter waterways as far inland as Emerald can make their way to the reef, negatively impacting its health.

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Semi-Evergreen Vine Thicket Fact Sheet

SEVT Factsheet

Semi-Evergreen Vine Thicket (SEVT) is a type of rainforest. SEVT refers to an entire plant community – that is, all the different plant species that live together in one ecosystem.

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Koala Habitat Fact Sheet

Koala Habitat Fact Sheet

Did you know some of the largest and healthiest koala populations in Queensland can be found right here co-existing with cattle grazing operations? Learn how you can make your grazing property koala friendly and what the benefits are of doing so.

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