FoBR projects

Friends of Brisbane Ranges have been involved with a number of projects over more than 30 years, including  -

  • The publication of the Wildflowers of the Brisbane Ranges book by Clive and Merle Trigg in 2000
  • Waterwatch Program in Sutherlands Creek and Anakie Gorge in conjunction with Corangamite Catchment Management Authority - usually carried out quarterly.
  • Ongoing Monitoring programs including photographs over the years from specific photo points and remote camera monitoring of mammals and more.
  • FoBR and VNPA Naturewatch monitor the health of our iconic Grass Trees (Xanthorrhoea australis) for Phytophthora cinnamomi, a disease that attacks plant roots, causing 'dieback' and often leading to the death of native plants. Monitoring began is 2007 and is now carried out every two years in Autumn and Spring. April 2015 article on this disease. 
  • Wildflowers Shows showcasing the diversity of the Brisbane Ranges plants and terrestial orchids - held over many years and recently every two years  - in October.  Future plans depend upon volunteer involvement.