Regional Ecosystems mapping was developed by the Queensland Herbarium as a system for classifying vegetation and habitat types.

Ecosystem mapping in the Redlands

This classification system is based on three factors: region, geology and land zone, and the different vegetation types or combination of native plants.

For further information visit Regional ecosystems (Queensland Government website) and Queensland Herbarium.

How to find your regional ecosystem

Visit Redland City Council’s Red e-map system.

Then follow these simple steps:

  • Zoom in to your area of interest.
  • Select both checkboxes next to ‘environmental’.
  • Select the checkbox next to ‘regional ecosystem’.
  • Select the ‘Info’ tab and click on a shaded area of interest.
  • The identification report provided will indicate the Regional Ecosystem of the shaded area.

Queensland Government also offers a map request service at​​​​​​​ Request a map of biodiversity status or broad vegetation group.

Ecological Restoration Framework

As our residential areas grow, it is important to maintain, enhance and protect our natural environment. Ecological restoration is the practice of restoring degraded or damaged ecosystems and habitats in our natural environment.

In 2011, Redland City Council and nine other councils in South East Queensland created the Ecological Restoration Framework. This is a common standard for a consistent approach to ecological restoration.

For further information and documentation, visit SEQ Ecological Restoration.