Mary Valley Vista is a registered Land for Wildlife property. Land for Wildlife is a voluntary conservation program that offers support to its members to enhance and protect the habitat for wildlife. The program just celebrated its 10th anniversary in Queensland. We have achieved a number of goals, but it is still a work in progress. The following are some of the projects undertaken to date:
Boundary fences were replaced using plain sighter wire on the top strand to minimise wildlife entanglements. This project was supported by the Wildlife Friendly Fencing Project
Obi Obi Creek riparian zone was enhanced by revegetating a further 10m strip with the help of the former Maroochy Shire grants program. It is planned to extend this revegetation.
Nest boxes were installed around the property to supplement and enhance the nesting sites for hollow dependent fauna such as microbats, possums, gliders, and birds.
Regeneration and revegetation is being used to expand and enhance the wildlife habitat on other areas of the property.
A small herd of cattle occupy two paddocks with large cleared areas(most of the year). The cattle keep the long grass down whilst supporting a farming enterprise for a local grazier. Internal electric fencing is used for these paddocks.
Weeds are controlled both by manual and chemical methods. There are number of weed species that are currently under management