Witta Nature Refuge
The Witta Conservation Reserve is located on the Maleny-Kenilworth Rd, Witta in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Southeast Queensland. The total property area is 7.3 hectares. The reserve consists of a mosaic of remnant rainforest, rainforest regrowth areas, tall open forest and modified, neglected pasture areas. Nature conservation is the major land use. In the landscape context the property lies on the northern edge of a larger tract of privately owned vegetation that extend south to Reesville. These properties collectively form part of the headwaters of Elaman creek and support a regionally significant Koala population. The broader landscape is a mosaic of cleared pasture, remnant and regrowth forest areas.
Regional ecosystem (RE) mapping undertaken by the state government for the south-east.
Queensland bioregion classifies approximately two-thirds of the property as remnant vegetation. Five RE’s are mapped on the property, this represents a significant diversity of forest types in such a relatively small area. These are; 12.8.3, 12.12.1/16, 12.8.8, 12.12.12, 12.12.15a.