About

LUCI is a community-based not-for-profit organisation involved in landscape conservation in the uplands of the Lockyer Valley.  Incorporated in 2016, LUCI members include local landholders and supporters from further afield.

Our landscape of interest includes ridges, escarpments and valleys from Main Range in the south of the Lockyer Valley through the western Lockyer region connecting to Helidon Hills in the north.

Strategic Vision

LUCI’s strategic vision is to improve native habitat connectivity across private and public tenures in our local landscape and as part of the Main Range-Helidon Hills Regional biodiversity corridor and the Great Eastern Ranges corridor.

Our Goals

To achieve the vision of connectivity conservation, LUCI pursues three obectives in its local activities with members, supporters and the wider community:

  • Raising awareness of natural systems
  • Encouraging better land management options
  • Improving environmental outcomes

LUCI is best able to meet these objectives through projects that provide opportunities for landholders and supporters to express their environmental values and commitments on their own land, environmental education activities and community building experiences.

Projects

  • Citizen science projects
    • Lockyer Uplands Glossy Black Cockatoo Feed Tree Project
    • Threatened species monitoring (Glossy Black Cockatoo, Koala, Black-breasted Button-quail)
  • On ground conservation of native habitats
    • Friends of Dwyers Scrub Project
    • Biodiversity Property Planning Group
    • Conservation of Semi-evergreen vine thicket in the Lockyer Valley
  • Community education and collaborations
    • Special interest walks
    • Guest speaker breakfasts
    • School projects
    • Community workshops

Management

LUCI’s office bearers for 2020 include President (Diane Guthrie), Treasurer (Elspeth Darvall) and Secretary (Suzie Nicholls).  LUCI’s management committee meets at least six times a year and involves office bearers and project coordinators, for example, coordinators of the Glossy Black Cockatoo project, Friends of Dwyers Scrub, Special Interest Walks and Native Grasses Projects.

LUCI holds one General Meeting a year combined with the Annual General Meeting in December.

Membership/associations

Queensland Water and Land Carers QWALC

SEQ Catchments Members Association Inc Members Association

Glossy Black Conservancy GBConservancy

Protect the Bush Alliance PTBA

Great Eastern Ranges Initiative GER