Weranga Scarps Nature Reserve

Weranga Scarps is a freehold block 30 ha in extent located approximately 70km Southwest of Dalby, in the Western Downs of Queensland.

The land supports a complexity of vegetation communities in a relatively small area. Various eucalyptus and angophoras predominate the different forests and woodlands with shrubby and or grassy understoreys. Acacias and she-oaks are conspicuous in certain ecosystems. Dense calytrix heathlands occur on ephemeral wet areas.

Weranga Scarps is home to a number of threatened wildlife species, including the glossy black-cockatoo, yakka skink, golden-tailed gecko and koala.

Over 127 species of birds have been recorded including the speckled warbler, hooded robin, various honeyeaters, pacific bazza and other raptors.

Resident mammals observed include the yellow-footed antechinus, stripe-faced dunnart, sugar glider and inland brushtail possum.

Reptiles such as spotted black snake and common scalyfoot are among many other species that call this holding home. Amphibians are plentiful after rain with salmon-striped frog and eight other frog species seen in the area during wet conditions.

Weranga Scarps Land Purchase Appeal

This April, Wildlife Land Fund has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase Lot 61 Weranga Scarps and expand the conservation role of Weranga Scarps Nature Reserve, and we need your help!

Acquiring this holding means the entire escarpment will be under the management of Wildlife Land Fund, protecting and conserving significant habitat for several threatened species from possible development.

The current owner has agreed to sell Lot 61 to Wildlife Land Fund for conservation. We now have the challenge to raise $50,000 by 30 April 2021 to purchase this property and protect it forever.

Please, make a donation now to help purchase and protect this important habitat with abundant wildlife for future generations. Every single dollar you donate until 30 April 2021 up to $17,000 will be matched.