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  • Artificial Wetlands Taking Shape

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    January 20, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Workways Clients assist Andrew Maddox's team install the heavy duty liner to the wetlands   Thanks to assistance from Consulting Engineer Andrew Maddox and his team assisted by the Workways clients, the heavy duty plastic liner has been installed at the Backyard Blitz Site   Hopefully, the imminent arrival of the 'traditional wet season' in...

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  • Mulgrave Landcare Transforms Urban Wildlife Corridor

    From: Elaine Seager
    January 19, 2016 at 12:57 am

    Mulgrave Landcare Group often undertakes landcare projects in vast remote areas of the Mulgrave River and its tributaries but recently engaged urban residents in Gordonvale to transform a weed-infested drain into a wildlife corridor between two housing estates, thanks to a Terrain Community NRM Grant.   One of the many things that Mulgrave Landcare does well is...

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  • Mission Beach Promotes Nature-Based Tourism

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    January 18, 2016 at 2:47 am

    Peter Rowles (President of C4 Mission Beach) introducing visitors to types of rainforest trees on Bicton Hill Walk   Mission Beach is gearing up to promote its nature-based tourism experiences thanks to a grant provided by Terrain NRM and funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. Local community group Mission Beach Cassowaries Inc successfully...

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  • Potato Growers innovators in Variable Rate Technology

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    January 12, 2016 at 6:51 am

    L-R:  David Hampton discusses innovation ideas with Ben Poggioli at the Mareeba Field Day 2015 Many Tablelands vegetable and cropping growers are pioneering new precision farming technologies to improve profitability.  The use of these innovative technologies enables growers to better manage within-paddock variability, identify emerging problems in their crops and closely target the use of...

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  • Farmers Thinking Differently

    From: Li
    December 17, 2015 at 5:07 am

    Farmers in discussion at Silkwood Innovation Forum Innovative agricultural practices that focus on soil health are enabling Wet Tropics farmers to increase profitability through healthier, more resilient crops. But it also helps improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.     Fostering innovation in agriculture is one of Terrain’s strategies for meeting...

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  • Community NRM Grant Extends Treeforce Plantings

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    December 15, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Japanese Tour Agency help Treeforce out with tree planting Cairns environmental group Treeforce have been continuing to revegetate creek bank corridors thanks to a Community NRM Grant provided by Terrain NRM and funded by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.  The group has been busy planting trees in the Barron Catchment since 1991 and during...

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  • Hinchinbrook Wetlands Show Improvement

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    December 14, 2015 at 7:30 am

    The Hinchinbrook region is known for its wetlands and its ample fishing opportunities. These wetlands play a vital role in the coastal ecosystem by providing a breeding ground for many species of fish and acting as a filter for water entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.      Unfortunately changing land use over several decades...

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  • Good Beef – Good Reef

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    December 8, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Cameron Burtenshaw and Billy Bock inspecting re-established  pastures   Several rundown properties in the Evelyn Central district near Ravenshoe have been transformed into productive pastures while minimising the runoff into nearby waterways, thanks to support from the Reefsponsible and Viable Beef Production Project, a partnership between Terrain NRM and DAF funded by the Federal Government. Owners...

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  • Mission Beach School Extends Rehabilitation of Wetlands

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    at 2:04 am

    Mission Beach State School students planting trees around the school wetlands following funding from Terrain NRM and the Australian Government (4th December 2015) Mission Beach State School is in the process of completing the restoration of natural wetlands at the school thanks to a Community NRM Grant. The school is one of 19 community groups...

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  • Wet Tropics Plan Launched

    From: Elaine Seager
    November 24, 2015 at 6:18 am

    Warren Entsch, Federal Member for Leichhardt, has launched the revolutionary Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country, which he has described as a brilliant resource for a whole range of sectors within our Wet Tropics community. “It will be particularly helpful for government at all levels when we’re looking to identify worthwhile projects and track...

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