Lockyer Uplands Catchments Inc (LUCI), is a not-for-profit community organisation working to improve habitat connectivity across public and private land in the local landscape, whilst contributing to greater connectivity at the regional scale.
LUCI members include landholders and their supporters from the western Lockyer Valley in south-east Queensland, who are interested in and act on caring for native habitats. The organisation works with its members to improve connections between habitat across private and public land at the local level, whilst also contributing to regional connectivity as part of the Great Eastern Ranges and Main Range-Helidon Hills Regional biodiversity corridor.
To achieve LUCI’s vision, the organisation undertakes on-ground projects and community education projects aimed at raising awareness of natural systems, encouraging better land management practices and improving environmental outcomes.
What makes this region special?
The LUCI landscape features ridges and escarpments of sandstone and basaltic columns which support a range of regional ecosystems including different types of Eucalyptus forests and woodlands as well as Semi-evergreen vine thicket vegetation communities. These include many significant plant species such as the Brush Sophora, White Cliff Bottlebrush, Slender Boronia, Stream Clematis and Bailey’s Cypress Pine. The region’s diverse habitats support a number of vulnerable, near threatened or endangered animals including Red Goshawk, Glossy Black Cockatoo, Powerful Owl, Black-breasted Button-quail, Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby, Koala, Long-nosed Potoroo and Grey-headed Flying-fox.
For more information visit the LUCI website at www.lockyeruplandscatchmentsinc.org.au