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Boronia surveys

Below is information about the Boronia spp survey work consortium members are currently involved with. 

The Granite Belt has two nationally endangered boronia species – granite boronia (Boronia granitica) and repanda boronia (Boronia repanda). 

In late 2019, the Consortium was awarded a small Community Sustainability Action grant from the Queensland Government to survey and promote better management of these boronias.

The aims of the project were to:

  • assess the size and distribution of the most important subpopulations of Boronia granitica and Boronia repanda on the Granite Belt.

  • document threats (eg browsing by feral goats, damage from feral pigs, weed invasion, drought impacts, inappropriate fire regimes and clearing).

  • assess recent recruitment rates and determine whether it is occurring in the presence or absence of fire

  • set up fire monitoring sites for assessing the response of the boronias to future prescribed burning and wildfires and monitor populations subject to fire

  • encourage land managers to mitigate threats – eg through fire management or protection from browsing.

​The project was led by consultants Tim Low and Carol Booth, and consortium members are participating in surveys and monitoring.

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Boronia granitica

Image: Paula Boatfield

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Boronia repanda

Image: Ian Milinovich

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Consortium members surveying Boronia repanda

Image: Tim Low

This project resulted in the following report: 

Surveying and promoting better management of endangered Granite belt Boronias

Final report for the Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortium

Carol Booth and Tim Low

February 2023

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