What is a Conservation Agreement

Booyong came under a Voluntary Conservation Agreement in 1999 covering 84.53 acres and protecting a rare example of composition and structure of the original vegetation of Byabarra valley.

Booyong was also protected as a wildlife refuge in 1997 as it provides an important wildlife corridor between the Quintoc  and the Broken Bago Range  extending onto the Comboyne Plateau.

The area contains a variety of community associations including: Themeda australis grassland;dry Shatterwood rainforest; grey gum forest; grey box forest; and sub tropical rainforest. Understory species found within the conservation area include Blackwood Acacia, Shatterwood, Lily Pilly, Brush Cherry, Black Apple, Native Rosella and various species of native laurel. Rare species include Senna Acclinis

Vulnerable and threatened species represented within the conservation area include the Powerful Owl  , Green Thighed Tree Frog , Masked Owl  and the Yellow Bellied Glider.

We are committed to protect and preserve the native plants and fauna in the conservation area and maintain the fire breaks, walking tracks and fencing of Booyong. In addition we are responsible for weed control and ensuring no exotic flora or fauna are introduced into the conservation area. In the future we will explore propagation of native plants as per our conservation agreement.

At Booyong Conservation all of our guests are asked to adhere to the following agreement provisions as outlined in Booyong’s Conservation Agreement.

  • No domestic pets or livestock are permitted in conservation area
  • Pesticides or fertilisers are not to be used within the conservation area
  • Wood hollows, green wood or fallen wood cannot be removed from conservation area for any purpose.
  • The use of trail bikes, four wheel drive vehicles are not permitted in conservation area
  • No native vegetation is permitted to be removed from the conservation area

Following these guidelines will assist us in ensuring Booyong and the flora and fauna it protects will continues to be available to enjoy in the future.

More information about Voluntary Conservation Agreements