Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / QLD / Glenden

Dennis and Glenda Nicol are the owners of Glenden, a property located approximately 40km northwest of Warwick. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary used as a retreat and for recreation, and it is Dennis and Glenda’s intent to either establish a bore or enlarge a dam to provide permanent water for wildlife while continuing to plant native trees to improve their habitat. Dennis and Glenda have no agricultural intentions for Glenden and are actively managing feral species on the property, mainly feral pigs.

The property totals 195 hectares of hilly to flat traprock country featuring gullies, with views including the Main Range of the Scenic Rim and Cunningham’s Gap. Dominant vegetation species on Glenden include broad (Eucalyptus fibrosa) and narrow-leaved (Eucalyptus crebra) ironbarks, causarinas, Cypress pines (Callitris spp.), grass trees (Xanthorrhoeaceae spp.), wattles (Acacia spp.), and a variety of scattered gum tree species.

Wildlife species known to inhabit the sanctuary include brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), swamp (Wallabia bicolor) and agile (Macropus agilis) wallabies, common wallaroos (Macropus robustus), eastern brown snakes (Pseudonaja textilis), lace monitors (Varanus varius), and a wide variety of bird species such as sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), and king parrots (Alisterus scapularis). Numerous native frog species were formerly present in a dam on the property which Dennis and Glenda intend to restore.