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.
Update: 10 May 2021
Acquisition of Lot 61 and enhancement of Weranga Scarps, western Darling Downs is underway!
Through donations made to our April 2021 Weranga Scarps Land Purchase Appeal by more than 120 generous people, we have raised the funds to secure this special 10ha property adjacent to Weranga Scarps. Thank you to everyone who made this wonderful outcome possible.
Your generous online and offline donations raised $42,660, $17,000 of which came from matching gifts. An incredible effort! In addition, a Trust (that elects to remain nameless) committed to pick up any shortfall in funds to hit the target of $50,000.
The contract has been forwarded to the vendor – the legal process of acquiring the land is in full swing. The vendor is delighted that the land with be managed for the conservation and protection of the wildlife.
We envisage the land will be registered in WLFL’s name prior to 30 June 2021, the end of the financial year.
Thank you to everyone who made a donation to help purchase and protect this important property for future generations.