Rem Veg - Livingstone Remnant Vegetation Study Group
History
 
1990 the campaign to stop sand mining at Shoal Water Bay resulted in Shire Council and residents becoming very much more aware of environmental issues and values. In 1992 an Arts and Cultural Policy for Livingstone Shire was developed deeming that the environment was as much a part of our culture as paintings on walls and books in libraries.
Rem Veg story PDF (1197 Kbytes)
 
   
Archives
 
Plant database
Rem Veg volunteers have been responsible for recording many of the native plants within the former Livingstone Shire area and have prepared lists and publications for future reference. Among this work is a list of plant species found at Lammermoor with accompanying photographs, the link below will open a PDF of this document.
Lammermoor species with photos PDF (927 Kbytes)


 
Lammermoor Walkway Project
Delineated walkway with Interpretive signs through two coastal reserves to promote public enjoyment of and education about the natural features and biodiversity of the Capricorn Coast area. Openened in May 2012 the tracks have become popular among residents and visitors for providing access to these important bushland reserves. The link below will open a PDF outlining this project.
Lammermoor Walkway Project PDF (1,141 Kbytes)
 
   
Seaview Hill Project
Seaview Hill sits to one side of the main Road leading into Yeppoon and across the road from the Tourist Information Centre. In 2001, Livingstone Shire’s Engineering Manager asked Rem Veg if they could improve the area, after much discussion it was agreed that rather than try to recreate the original vegetation it would be better to incorporate the hillside remnant vegetation with an exhibition planting of local native species.
Seaview Hill PDF (2070 Kbytes)

 
   
Kemp Project
In 2009 Rem Veg obtained a grant together with “in kind” support from Rockhampton Regional Council to undertake a project to protect coastal ecosystems and cultural heritage in reserve land at Kemp  Beach. The site at Kemp is 7.9 ha in area, 4.8 ha of existing Beach Scrub would be enhanced by weed removal and complementary planting. The remaining 3.1 ha of the site to be rehabilitated using local native plants consistent with the existing sand dune vegetation community.
Kemp Project PDF (2092 Kbytes)
 
   
Limestone Creek Cat's Claw Project
The Limestone Ck Water and Camping Reserve area is located on the Old Byfield Road, to the north and south of the Limestone Creek crossing, 11 km north-west of Yeppoon and one of the five original Rem Veg Management Sites. In 2006 Rem Veg were awarded a grant through Fitzroy River and Coastal Catchments group (FRCC) and the Fitzroy Basin Association to raise community awareness of the problem and undertake weed control along Limestone Creek. Amongst the many weeds on site the worst was cat's claw creeper, a native of tropical America that is an aggressive climber and very difficult to control.
Cat's Claw Bio-control PDF (3349 Kbytes)
Cat's Claw Limestone Creek PDF ( 471 Kbytes)
Cat's Claw Manual & Chemical Eradication PDF (347 Kbytes)

 
   
Serpentine Project
Rocks and soils of certain areas near Cawarral and Marlborough are derived from serpentine geology. These Serpentinite soils contain elevated levels of nickel, magnesium, manganese, iron, cobalt and chromium, they are also characterised by low levels of nitrogen, phosphorous and calcium. Serpentine soils support a unique plant community that contains 18 plants that are found only in the Cawarral and Marlborough districts, 12 of these are vulnerable, rare or endangered and are protected by Queensland law.  A Natural Heritage Trust project is being carried out by Rem Veg on this serpentinite ecosystem aimed at designing the best practice management of this threatened ecosystem.
Serpentine Project PDF (1125 Kbytes)
Serpentinite Literature Review PDF (595 Kbytes)
 
   
   
Local native plants for home gardens
This booklet meets a need for basic information on the suitability and siting of local native plants for domestic use, it will also give support to community groups undertaking revegetation work within the Shire. Increasing the use of local native species in town gardens, rural residential properties and new developments will heighten awareness of local vegetation communities and, because these plants are drought tolerant, help reduce water consumption.
Plants for Revegetation and Gardens by species name PDF (180Kbytes)
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Plants for Revegetation and Gardens by common name PDF (180Kbytes)
 
   
   
   
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  - C: Ivey St. East entrance
  - 1: Paperbark swamp
  - 2: Kedron Park
  - 3: Lammermoor creek
  - 4: Poplar gum woodland
  - 6: Beach scrub
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