The 563.5 sq km Flinders Karawatha Corridor stretches from the Karawatha Conservation Area south of Brisbane, through Greenbank Army Reserve and Ipswich’s White Rock Conservation Area to Flinders Peak and south to Wyaralong Dam.
The corridor represents the largest remnant eucalypt forest in south east Queensland and includes rare flora and fauna including brush-tailed rock wallabies, koalas and native olives.
Beaudesert Landcare Group president Mavis Rosted said she was thrilled the corridor was finally complete.
“The hope is that this area of forest will help keep the environment cleaner for residents of the Scenic Rim.
“It is also a wonderful corridor for wildlife. It is a large enough area for wildlife to breed and become well established,” she said.
Article adapted from “Our Lifestyle” February 2012.