Hinterland Bush Links launch

The Hinterland Bush Links project was launched on Sunday 13 November 2011.

The launch was held on a private property in the upper Mary Valley and attracted 150 people who are keen to be part of connecting up habitat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Some 700 trees were planted to protect the beautiful  rainforest-shrouded Wompoo Creek which flows into Booloumba Creek. 

This planting is part of linking vegetation between the Conondale and Blackall Ranges so that birds like the Wompoo Fruit-dove can feed and breed in new areas.

Professor Henry Nix who is Australia’s leading bio-geographer and an expert on ecological connectivity, formally launched the project.

He described how John Gould was struck by the beauty of Galahs when he travelled through the lightly timbered country of north-west Queensland in the 19th Century. Gould lamented that people living near the coast would never get to see this gorgeous bird, but 150 years later, the Hinterland is home to Galahs because so much vegetation has been cleared.

Meanwhile, many of our forest-dwelling species have lost out with this change to the landscape. That is why reconnecting bushland is so important.

You can see some photos of the launch day - click here

 

Photo - Caelen & Lauris Dwyer at Hinterland Bush Links launch  @Bernie Dwyer

 

 

 

Caelen & Lauris Dwyer at Hinterland Bush Links launch. Photo by Bernie Dwy

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