Our Projects


1. Walking Tracks: Trachyte Circuit
Accessed via Barrs Road (off Steve Irwin Way), or Marshs Road (off Old Gympie Road), Glass House Mountains.
This is a 5.7 kilometre walking track of easy to medium grade which will take around two hours at a comfortable pace. The track highlights heath and open woodland communities of the Glass House Mountains and provides unique views of the mountains from the lookout. The completion of this wonderful track has created ready access to the Mt Tibrogargan Circuit Walk and south to Mt Beerburrum and its summit, via the current National Parks maintenance track.

2. GMAN Nursery

GMAN maintains a non-profit, newly upgraded native plant nursery, providing plants for the Land for Wildlife scheme, the general public and revegetation projects. The nursery collects seed and propagates and raises plant species specific to the Glass House Mountains region. Under the Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network, we grow and distribute the host vine for the butterfly larvae to encourage the re-introduction of this vulnerable species throughout south-east Queensland.

3. On numerous occasions the nursery has provided National Parks officers with plants to assist with the rehabilitation and reconstruction of walking tracks and parks areas, for example the realigned Mt Ngungun walk.

4. Heritage Listing
A GMAN member has achieved heritage listing for the Glass House Mountains thereby providing greater protection to the peregrine falcon, whose habitat includes the mountain cliff tops.

5. Settlers Rotary Park (Visitor Information Centre – Glass House Mountains)
GMAN was able to re-vegetate the area with local native plants from their nursery.

6. Individual member achievement has been the collection and recording of Glass House Mountains native flora for the Queensland Herbarium and the production of related botanical artwork.
7. GMAN provided the plants and working bees to re-vegetation of Page Street Bushland Park, Glass House Mountains.

8. Over a period of many years GMAN has restored a number of sites on Coonowrin Creek on both private and public land. Education and assistance has also been provided to local land-holders to encourage participation in land care projects. We have provided alternative wildlife homes on a number of sites and conducted wildlife monitoring in restoration areas. Water monitoring is ongoing at a number of sites along Coonowrin Creek.

9. Keeping Koalas in food

In September 2013 GMAN held their first working bees with community members participating to establish their plantings for their Koala Food Tree project at Glass House Mountains.

On-going work has been undertaken by GMAN members including work on Monday, September 8th when a few dedicated members (pictured)  braved the showers to extend the Koala Tree plantation as part of National Threatened Species Day.

Those in the community who worked on the initial development stages joined GMAN committee members on site on Saturday, October 11, to take a look at the excellent progress of the plantings, plant a another tree and then share in a celebration marking the end of the project.

Our local member and Minister for the Environment and Cultural Heritage, Andrew Powell, visited the GMAN koala food tree plantation recently and was very impressed with our efforts, congratulating GMAN on a great effort in planting tube stock less than 12 months ago and now seeing the impressive results of 2 metre+ high trees. 

See the News and Events page for an update on this project