New Publication Now Available

"Wetland Plants of the Townsville-Burdekin Floodplain"

“Wetland Plants of the Townsville-Burdekin Flood Plain” has been commissioned by Lower Burdekin Landcare Association to meet the need for a wetland plant identification resource for North Queensland.

This book has a strong focus on wetland plants found in Townsville-Burdekin region, particularly those species with importance to conservation, wetland management and/or wetland construction. This field guide is intended to provide local and state government authorities, sustainable coasts project officers, NRM groups, Landcare and other Non-government land management organisations, as well as commercial consulting and revegetation contractors with a tool that details plants role in wetlands, propagation and cultivation techniques, and, in the case of wetland weeds, an assessment of threats and potential control.

Water is the most valuable resource we have and we are only just beginning to understand the important role our wetlands and their complex ecosystems play in preserving it. We hope this field guide leads to an increase in the durability, resilience, effectiveness, biodiversity values and understanding of our wetland communities.

This book has been the culmination of many hours of hard work and would not have been possible without the financial support of Burdekin Shire Council, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) through the Queensland Wetlands Program, NQ Dry Tropics Regional Landcare Facilitator Program and Wilmar Sugar.

LBLCA would like to acknowledge and thank co-authors Dr Greg Calvert and Laurence Liessmann of RPS Group Townsville for preparing this book. We would also like to acknowledge the significant in-kind support, time and resources provided by RPS Group which enable Greg and Laurence to bring the book to completion.

There are a large number of people who have given generously of their time and knowledge - from sourcing funding, providing content, putting the book together to reviewing and editing the contents. LBLCA would like to acknowledge and thank these generous people: Linda Kirk (LBLCA), Terri Buono (DAFF), Nannette Hooker (James Cook University Herbarium), Merilyn Thomas, Chris Kahler, Ruth Martin, Marc Roth, Jason Rose (Greening Australia), Kath Salter (Revegetation Contractors), Sarah Swan (JCU), Leigh Benson (NRM Ranger Lower Burdekin), Tim Ryan (Queensland Herbarium, Sharon King (NQ Dry Tropics), Leonie Mynott, Christopher Pennay (DSITIA), Andrea Corby, Carla Wegscheidl (DAFF), Liz Thomas (Qld Wetlands Program/Dept of Environment & Heritage Protection), Jaymie Rains (NQ Dry Tropics), Brooke Corrie and Linda Govan (Burdekin Shire Council), Aaron Davis (TropWATER), Mike Ronan (Manager Wetlands, Queensland Wetlands Program), Rebecca Cayzer (RPS), Tiffany and Laura Calvert, Fiona, Emma and Matthew Liessmann

Purchase a hard Copy of “Wetland Plants of the Townsville-Burdekin Flood Plain” - Recommended Retail Price $15.00

Hard copies can be obtained direct from the Lower Burdekin Landcare Association for $15 collected or $18.85 posted within Australia.

Contact Julie Kenniff mobile 0429 708 408 or email Secretary@LowerBurdekinLandcare.org.au

Electronic pdf copies can be downloaded at the link below - please be aware the file is in excess of 15mb

Click Here to Download Electronic Pdf Copy

Copies are also available at the following Australian Outlets

AYR QUEENSLAND

  • Burdekin Shire Council, 145 Young Street, Ayr
  • Nuttall’s Plant Nursery, Soper Street, Ayr

HOME HILL QUEENSLAND

  • Home Hill News, Bruce Highway, Home Hill

TOWNSVILLE QUEENSLAND

  • Mary Who Bookstore, 414 Flinders Street Mall, Townsville

The Burdekin Delta Tree Guide

The “Burdekin Delta Tree Guide” was commissioned by the Lower Burdekin Landcare Association as a quick identification guide for the most common trees and shrubs used for revegetation purposes in the Burdekin Delta region.

The target audience are urban gardeners, schools, primary producers, farmers and people interested in revegetation and protection of the natural environment. A strong focus of the book has been on the many uses of these plants, and includes valuable knowledge imparted by the traditional owners of the region.

Funding assistance for the publishing of this tree guide was provided by the Burdekin Shire Council’s Environmental Levy and CSR Sugar with significant in-kind fuding from NQ Dry Tropics.

Lower Burdekin Landcare would also like to acknowledge and thank Dr Greg Calvert of AECOM who prepared this publication; Leonie Mynott and Shannon Blackmore for their significant contribution in providing plant descriptions; Graham Andersen, Tano Buono, Peter McLain, Keith Kiloh; Juru Aboriginal clan group elder Renarta Prior, AECOM Australia Pty Ltd’s Anthony Coward, Dustin Edge and Marjorie Cutting; Wood turners Laurie Dobe (Ayr) and Ron Brent (Bowen); Belinda Bickley, Gabrielle Gilmore, Dr Betsy Jackes, Leigh O’Neill, Erik Schmidt and Keith Townsend for their seed propagation information; NQ Dry Tropics’ Samuel Savage, Doug Willis, Judy Warner and Meredith Anderson; and Tiffany Calvert.

Purchase a Copy of “The Burdekin Delta Tree Guide” - Recommended Retail Price $17.50

Copies can be obtained direct from the Lower Burdekin Landcare Association for $17.50 plus packaging and handling.

Contact Linda Kirk mobile 0415 307 364 or email Secretary@LowerBurdekinLandcare.org.au

Copies are also available at the following Australian Outlets

AYR QUEENSLAND

  • Burdekin Shire Council, 145 Young Street, Ayr
  • Nuttall’s Plant Nursery, Soper Street, Ayr
  • Wood’s Newsagency, East End Centre, Parker Street, Ayr
  • Bridge News, Queen Street, Ayr

HOME HILL QUEENSLAND

  • Home Hill News, Bruce Highway, Home Hill

TOWNSVILLE QUEENSLAND

  • Mary Who Bookstore, 414 Flinders Street Mall, Townsville
  • Bumblebee Bookshop, 305 Flinders Street, Townsville
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland, 10-102 Flinders Street, Townsville
  • Angus & Robertson, Castletown & Nathan Plaza, Townsville