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  • Major Local Project Brings Hundreds of Ideas Together

    From: Monica Haynes
    March 17, 2017 at 1:22 am

    More than 500 reef water quality ideas were gathered at the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project (WTMIP) creativity workshops in Innisfail and Tully on 2 and 3 March. This project is funded by the Queensland Government.       Terrain NRM’s CEO Carole Sweatman said the community’s attendance, energy and participation demonstrates we are on our...

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  • Terrain Chair Steps Down

    From: Monica Haynes
    March 1, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Mike Berwick has retired from his positions as Chair of Terrain NRM and the Queensland NRM Regional Groups Collective to enable him to take up a full-time role with Green Collar, an NRM and environmental markets consultancy.      Mr Berwick has been at the forefront of raising the profile of natural resource management both...

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  • Cane Farmers Converge With Solutions for the Future

    From: Monica Haynes
    February 27, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Wet Tropics Project Catalyst farmer, Chris Condon Queensland cane farmers with an appetite for change gathered to discuss farming solutions for the future at the 2017 Project Catalyst Forum. Their message? It’s time to get on board. Innovative farming practices deliver benefits to our environment, the Great Barrier Reef, and to farmers’ bottom line. Project Catalyst...

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  • Abundance of Ideas at Repeated Tenders Workshops

    From: Monica Haynes
    February 24, 2017 at 4:41 am

    As the first round application deadline for Reef Trust Repeated Tenders nears, Terrain staff are providing one-on-one application support to interested growers. This project is supported by the Australian Government's Reef Trust funding.  Large turnouts at detail workshops in Wet Tropics cane growing districts indicated the strong interest growers have in transforming their nitrogen reduction...

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  • Tailor made mapping system available to groups

    From: Monica Haynes
    February 23, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Here is the chance for your group to have its very own, tailor-made online mapping system developed, to record on-ground project data, like revegetation sites, wildlife sightings or weed management activities. Terrain staff can ‘build’ an online mapping system which suits your group, as well as provide ongoing technical support and training so you can...

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  • New! Local Climate Change Information for Your Area

    From: Monica Haynes
    February 20, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Ever wondered what effect climate change might have on your local area? Exciting new features of the Wet Tropics Plan can answer your questions. The Wet Tropics Plan is an award winning community-based plan which prioritises natural resource management activities in the Wet Tropics, addressing social, economic and cultural issues, as well as environmental management. How might...

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  • Less erosion despite heavy rain

    From: Monica Haynes
    February 3, 2017 at 1:53 am

    Supported by funding from the Australian Government's Reef Programme. Ben Poggioli is a multicrop farmer of up to 250 ha of peanuts, corn, pumpkin, hay and sugar cane in the Barron region. Farming is in his blood; his mum, dad and brother are all on the farm, and he believes his three boys will come back...

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  • World of Wetland Plants Never Looked So Identifiable

    From: Monica Haynes
    January 31, 2017 at 7:36 am

    An essential new guide to the wetland plants of the wet tropics, published by Terrain NRM in partnership with Department of Agriculture and Fisheries through the Queensland Wetlands Program. “Wetlands are being appreciated for their huge contribution to biodiversity and those ecosystem processes,” said author Dr Greg Calvert. “Whilst the role of individual plant species is...

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  • Rainforest Regeneration Project Growing Rapidly

    From: Monica Haynes
    January 25, 2017 at 8:50 am

    A revegetation project creating vital habitat for vulnerable species, supported by funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme & Terrain’s Natural Capital Fund. One of the largest rainforest revegetation projects undertaken in the South Daintree region is creating new habitat for wildlife, by restoring 15 hectares of former cane farm back to lowland rainforest....

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  • Wet Tropics People – Setting the Course for the Reef

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    at 5:04 am

    Local knowledge of the Johnstone Catchment being shared on a tour for the WT MIP (L-R Innisfail CANEGROWERS' Joe Marano, Terrain's Bart Dryden, EHP's Scott Robinson, CCRIT's Sam Pagano, and EHP's Rae Schlecht). In a first for Queensland, the Wet Tropics community is being entrusted with the design of a major project to improve water...

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