TREAT Projects

TREAT has been involved in and coordinated a number of projects over the years.

Habitat Linkages in the Southern Atherton Tablelands

Global Restoration Network

This project involves the re-establishment of three habitat linkages in a wet tropical environment using an ecological restoration approach. The restoration projects have been established in the Wet Tropics bioregion of far north Queensland, known for its very high levels of biodiversity and endemism, and the highly fragmented nature of its predominately rain forest vegetation. The habitat linkages - Lakes, Donaghy's and Peterson Creek - were conceived as a potential response to issues of land degradation, localised species extinctions and patch isolation (Bennett 1999, Tucker et al 2004). All three projects traverse the private lands (Map 1) which surround three rain forest reserves; Lake Eacham (466ha) and Lake Barrine (465ha), collectively forming the Crater Lakes National Park, and the Curtain Fig National Park (303ha). Each of these reserves is located between 1km and 10kms from Wooroonooran National Park, one of the largest blocks of intact forest within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (WTWHA). By inter-connecting each reserve, and having linkage into Wooroonooran, ecological connectivity would be increased across this unit of the landscape.

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Peterson Creek Revegetation Project

Aims to establish a wildlife corridor between the Lake Eacham section of the Crater Lakes National Park and the Curtain Fig State Forest and Yungaburra National Park which are presently isolated. The Peterson Creek Revegetation Project started in 1998, and to date (January 2016) approx. 96,000 trees have been planted. The project aims to re-establish links between the small (approximately 500 ha) and isolated Lake Eacham Section of the Crater Lakes National Park and The Curtain Fig State Forest and Yungaburra National Park. The Curtain Fig State Forest and Yungaburra National Park are adjoining but the combined area is still a relatively small area of forest, in terms of habitat for sustainable populations of animals such as the Tree Kangaroos, which inhabit this forest. More about Peterson Creek»

Donaghy's Corridor

Donaghy's Corridor

A wildlife corridor linking Lake Barrine Section of Crater Lakes National Park and Gadgarra State Forest. The building of "Donaghy's Corridor" began in 1995 and was completed in 1998, after more than 18,000 trees had been planted along 1.5 kms of Toohey Creek. More about Donaghy's Corridor»

Walter Hill Ranges project

Aims to strengthen vegetation linkages along the Walter Hill Ranges, a crucial link between the rain forests of the Tablelands and the rain forest on the coastal lowlands. More about Walter Hill Range Massey Ck»

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Pelican Point

The Pelican Point Revegetation Project is a successful example of a community participatory project involving co-operation between a number of Local, State and Federal Government Agencies and TREAT, a community-based volunteer group dedicated to planting native trees on the Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland.

The aim of the project was to establish different types of tree communities on about two-thirds of a 20.23 hectare piece of low lying land on the western edge of Lake Tinaroo in order to demonstrate the multiple benefits in revegetating sensitive areas for nature conservation, nature based community recreation, and environmental education. More about Pelican Point»

Mazlin Creek Rehabilitation Project

Is aimed at rehabilitating a degraded and eroded 3 km stretch of the creek over a three year period (Jul 1998 - Jun 2001) at a total cost estimate of $126,000; costs include NHT grant funds of $58,000 and TREAT in-kind support of $68,000. More about Mazlin Creek»

Upper Barron River Restoration Project

In the short term this project aims to strengthen vegetation linkages, increase habitat for wildlife, reduce bank erosion and improve water quality along the Barron River. More about the Upper Barron River»

Anderson Road Landscape Linkage Project

A cooperative project coordinated by TREAT, TKMG and QPWS.

The Anderson Road Linkage Project commenced 2001. We are hoping that the project will continue and grow in scale in future years. The projects targets the now endangered rain forest, Type 1b. Less than 10% of this forest type now remains and it is considered "endangered". Also of interest is the endangered and locally extinct Cassowary and the Lumholtz tree kangaroo - which is still seen in the area and other rain forest animals.

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