UQ Restoration Project
The SCB Brisbane Chapter has been formed so that locally-based SCB members may participate in regionally-oriented conservation activities. A primary interest of the Chapter membership is facilitating and promoting science-based habitat restoration for native biodiversity in Southeast Queensland.
To further these aims, SCB-UQ/Brisbane is committed to increasing awareness and involvement of students in restoration efforts on the UQ St Lucia campus. Extensive and well-maintained native vegetation increases the amenity, recreation and biodiversity values of the UQ St Lucia campus and facilitates access to the many health and well-being benefits associated with interaction with nature and wild animals.
In collaboration with The University of Queensland Property & Facilities and the UQ Sustainability Office, we are working to enhance native biodiversity at UQ’s St Lucia campus. The partnership between SCB-UQ/Brisbane and UQ is delivering multiple benefits including enhancing habitat quality on the St Lucia campus for native fauna, facilitating practical research opportunities for UQ ecology and environmental management students on the UQ campus, and establishing collaborations with a range of stakeholders to showcase habitat restoration to the UQ and local communities.
To date more than 11,000 native plants have been planted along a corridor that includes a strip along the banks of the Brisbane River, a vegetation link between the river and the UQ Lakes, and plantings within the Alumni Garden. You can see the restoration area in the map below, and more information can be found on the official SCB restoration website.