Field trips were cancelled due to Cyclone Debbie

Optional half day post-Forum field trips are available. These field trips run on Friday 31st March 2017, departing after the Closing Plenary. Due to the interactive nature of these trips attendance is limited and advance registration is required. Registration for all trips will close Friday 24th March or once the limit is reached for each trip. Payment is required at the time of registration. If minimum numbers are not reached a full refund will be provided to those registered.

Below are the confirmed field trips.


  • Bulimba Creek Oxbow Restoration Projectb4c-logo-21-sept-2013-jpg

The Oxbow project is a community lead initiative by the award winning Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C). The aim of the project was to restore degraded salt-marshes and mangroves in the lower Bulimba Creek in Brisbane. The project has successfully restored both ecosystems, with the oxbow now hosting over 32 species of native fish breeding. The salt-marsh has also been recovered and is functioning well as a blue carbon store. Guided by Mik Petter a well know local and community leader,
this field trip will take participants to view the project on the ground. damaged-salt-marshThe site is tidal and maybe wet and muddy, so the following personal equipment is a must:

  • sunscreen;
  • hat;
  • water bottle;
  • a light weight long sleeve shirt; andp1000593
  • closed in shoes that are ok to get muddy (and preferably water resistant)

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  • Dilkusha Nature Refuge – Private Landholder Conservationbushland-ecology-logo

Come on this field trip up to the Sunshine Coast hinterland to visit a property where bush regeneration works have been undertaken for over twenty years. The property is amazing ecologically with standout features of high species diversity, structural complexity and a mosaic of regrowth areas that have been transformed into healthy vibrant complex native-dominated regrowth communities. Through landholder commitment and consistency the property has been transformed and is testament to what can be achieved on private lands.

Brendan Stephen img_1225will walk you throughout the property, viewing results and discussing the most effective and efficient methods available to restore the site ecology into the long term. The Obi Obi Creek runs through the property which is dominated by remnant and regrowth stands of Subtropical Rainforest. “We have learnt so much over the years and I think participants would get a lot from hearing the history of the property, what approaches have been in place, and how they can transfer that info and enhance the capacity of their own projects, programs, businesses and organisations”. There are steep areas throughout the property but we will be visiting the flatter more accessible areas. The following personal equipment is a must:

  • sunscreen;
  • hat;
  • water bottle;
  • sturdy covered footwear.

Contact Brendan at Natural Bushland Ecology Email:  Ph.: +61 484 517 783