About Our Living Outback

Our Living Outback is an alliance between The Pew Charitable Trusts, Bush Heritage Australia and the Queensland Trust For Nature. Our Living Outback works to promote the rich natural and cultural heritage of Outback Queensland, highlight the hard work and commitment of people working to conserve nature in the Outback, and advocate for increased investment in people and nature in Outback Queensland.  

Queensland Trust for Nature (QTFN) is an independent not for profit organisation working to achieve long-term conservation outcomes on privately-owned land. As well as working with landholders, QTFN owns and actively manages several properties including a cattle station, a koala sanctuary and an island in the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

To learn more about the Queensland Trust For Nature, please visit http://qtfn.org.au/

Bush Heritage is one of Australia’s largest and most effective conservation organisations. They safeguard the parts of Australia most in need of protection by directly tackling the biggest threats to landscapes, wildlife and people.

To learn more about Bush Heritage, please visit www.bushheritage.org.au

The Pew Charitable Trusts is an evidence-based, hands-on non-profit organisation working to protect Australia’s unique nature. We are driven by our enduring experience that nature needs people actively managing our lands and coasts to ensure sustainable livelihoods and healthy functioning environments. We work with local communities, stakeholders and governments on science based solutions that ensure people have what they need in order to care for Australia’s magnificent, life sustaining environments.

To learn more about The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Outback to Oceans program, please visit www.pewtrusts.org

Outback Queensland is the heart of our state and one of the last great regions of nature left on Earth. Its rugged and diverse landscapes support unique wildlife and hard-working families who rely on healthy landscapes.

But, the health and future of our living Outback is at risk. More hands-on work to remove feral animals and noxious weeds, as well as prevent destructive fires, is essential to sustain communities and safeguard nature.

There are three key ways to help protect our Outback:

1. Support landholders by expanding the Nature Refuges program.

2. Grow the successful Indigenous Ranger program.

3. Create new well managed National Parks for all Queenslanders.

Sign the petition to Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon and Deputy Premier Steven Miles, CC your local MP, asking them to invest in these important programs and deliver for people and nature of Outback Queensland.

Sign the Petition!

    Dear Meaghan Scanlon, Steven Miles, Deb Frecklington, David Janetzki and Sam O'Connor,

    I’m one of the 92 percent of Queenslanders who think our Outback is a big part of our state’s history, culture and identity*

    Outback Queensland’s diverse landscapes support unique wildlife and hard-working families on the land.

    Our Outback is also one of the last great regions of nature left on Earth.

    But the health of Outback Queensland is under threat. Feral animals and noxious weeds are spreading rapidly, while destructive fires threaten property and nature.

    There are three ways you can support people and nature in our Outback:

    1. Supporting landholders to care for their land by expanding the Nature Refuges program.
    2. Growing the successful Indigenous Rangers program
    3. Creating new well-managed National Parks for all Queenslanders to enjoy.

    I ask you to invest in these successful programs to support people and nature in Outback Queensland.

    (*Galaxy Research, November 2017)


    Yours faithfully,
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