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INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE

A community-based natural resource management body working to ensure a sustainable social, economic and environmental future for the Queensland section of the Lake Eyre Basin.

Welcome to the Desert Channels Group

The Desert Channels Group is comprised of three entities: Desert Channels Queensland; DC Solutions and The Desert Channels Foundation. Collectively we work towards future generations valuing and improving our unique landscape.

Desert Channels Queensland

… boosting production

Helping with the essentials so your business can thrive

Desert Channels Foundation

… restoring habitat.

Mending the living fabric of the Outback.

 

DC Solutions

… delivering services.

Innovative solutions that keep more money in your pocket.

What’s happening?

Our latest news and events

Long term ecological monitoring trial

Drones to monitoring the grazing impact of cattle vs kangaroos

Ayrshire Downs field day

WaterTight 2027Project is well underway with landholders working hard to get flowing bores throughout the region capped and piped by 2027

Camel herd monitoring

Preview of monitoring results to be released in April

Spring Monitoring

At one of our main spring recovery sites we now have over 72% of the rubber vine removed thanks to the hard work of our DCQ field team and landholders.

TAKE HEED OF WEED SEED

Landholders have a responsibility to control weeds, but everyone has a responsibility to ensure that we are not increasing risk or introducing weeds onto a property or into an area. In our project areas you will see these signs starting to appear.

FIGHTING RUBBER VINE

Find out about our erosion control workshop.

IS DIESEL BECOMING A THING OF THE PAST?

The increased cost of diesel, along with its health and environmental issues has long made it a target for replacement however there has been little opportunity in the past. We have been accelerating the adoption of many technologies including misting, and working with chemical companies as part of the assessment for release of new chemicals.

New spring arrivals

Conceived and funded by the Queensland Government under the Natural Resources Investment Program the aspirational aim was for DCQ to develop and undertake works to stimulate artesian springs.

UNDERSTANDING WET SEASON SPELLING

As part of the Sustainable Agriculture project DCQ has in conjunction with our Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator, Doug Allpass, spent the week out and about interviewing landholders on how they implement wet season spelling. The videos, key communications...

Spring Monitoring

At one of our main spring recovery sites we now have over 72% of the rubber vine removed thanks to the hard work of our DCQ field team and landholders.

SEEDY BUSINESS

Sometimes, even mother nature needs a hand. Having perfected cost-effective control of invasive Prickly Acacia, we have moved on to seeding key treated areas to turbo charge the recovery of the native grasses that have been decimated by this weed.

GAZING AND GRAZING INTO THE FUTURE

A project dedicated to assisting the progression of the grazing industry into the future is one that deserves close attention and support from all involved in the industry. One of 10 projects under the Queensland Government’s Drought and Climate Adaptation Program...

SEEDY BUSINESS

Sometimes, even mother nature needs a hand. Having perfected cost-effective control of invasive Prickly Acacia, we have moved on to seeding key treated areas to turbo charge the recovery of the native grasses that have been decimated by this weed.

SUCCESS IN THE MAKING

We’re fortunate in our region to have landholders willing to try things, and it’s even more wonderful when their endeavours start to show results. The journey for John Wearing as he’s trialled seeding of Mitchell grass has been an interesting one, and you can see some...

THE TECH SAVY DESERT RAT

iPad’s are not just toys for us. They’ve become critical tools in recording our data and helping us to refine our mapping.

EDGBASTON GOBY MAKING A COMEBACK

A rare and threatened species, the Edgbaston Goby is making a comeback thanks to a new wetland built with funding from the DCQ Foundation.

Recent Projects

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HEAT

HEAT

An environmental project focused on high value areas, properties that surround National Parks, or refugia that support crucial species migration in a changing climate.

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E-BEEF SMART FARM

E-BEEF SMART FARM

A three-year project supporting primary-producers with technology to assist with timely and informed management decisions.

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WATER QUALITY

WATER QUALITY

This water quality project delivers a strategic approach to ensure clean water essential for community services. It also fosters improvements in waterway health.

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ARTESIAN SPRINGS

ARTESIAN SPRINGS

Funded by the Commonwealth Government, the project aims to improve property planning to ensure that the current threats to springs are reduced.

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Desert Channels Queensland is supported by the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme and the Queensland Government