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  • Dung Beetles Get Busy on Water Quality

    From: Elaine Seager
    January 16, 2017 at 7:36 am

    A group of cattle owners from the Atherton Tableland have introduced select species of dung beetles with the aim of improving pasture condition and water quality.  19 properties have been strategically chosen as ‘seed-properties’ for the dung beetle introduction and environmental evaluation project, supported by Terrain through funding from the Australian Government's Reef Programme.  The Tableland...

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  • Reef Trust Repeated Tenders Announced

    From: Elaine Seager
    January 11, 2017 at 1:12 am

          Reef Trust a Win Win for Cane Farmers and the Reef       Wet Tropics sugar cane farmers will receive a share of $11.8 million in grants from the Australian Government as part of the next step to help improve the quality of water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef. The...

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  • Walking the Landscape

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    December 7, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Terrain's Bart Dryden, Mike Ronan (EHP), Jeff Baines (CCRC) and Sam Pagano (CCRIT) at the workshop. People with intimate knowledge and expertise relating to catchments of the Wet Tropics region have been ‘Walking the Landscape’ together this week in order to develop a plan for investment for reef protection outcomes. In partnership with the Department...

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  • MoU signed for approx. $200m carbon investment

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    at 8:07 am

    Terrain's Acting Chair Keith Noble with GreenCollar Group's David Moore after signing the MOU. An MOU has been signed today which will bring cash into the region to boost carbon storage, improve water quality to the reef, and pay landholders for their involvement. Terrain NRM, the Wet Tropics region’s Natural Resource Management body and GreenCollar,...

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  • Awards, Funding and Collaboration

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    at 7:52 am

    It’s that time of year again when we come together and reflect on what was, and what will be for NRM in the Wet Tropics. Terrain’s 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held in Innisfail in November followed by a Members’ Forum and refreshments. Thanks is extended to members and community who attended and participated...

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  • Traditional Skill Sharing to Restore Rainforest

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    at 1:21 am

    Traditional Owners from around the region learning from eachother. (WTMA) Supported by funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. Over 30 Traditional Owners from across the region gathered in Babinda in October to share skills and knowledge about rainforest restoration. This event was the first of its kind where indigenous environmental project leaders and...

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  • Wet Tropics Pilot Report Card Released

    From: Elaine Seager
    December 5, 2016 at 8:44 am

    An important new initiative for assessing and reporting on the health of waterways in the Wet Tropics has been released. The Wet Tropics Pilot Report Card is the first time that organisations from across the Wet Tropics have collaborated to produce a report card for the region with the purpose of providing a snapshot of...

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  • From The CEO – Reflecting on 2015/16

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    at 1:55 am

    Firstly I'd like to thank the Australian and Queensland Governments for their ongoing support and funding. This funding enables us to facilitate the great Natural Resource Management (NRM) outcomes on the ground in the Wet Tropics region. Well, how time flies! It’s almost a year now since many of us gathered for the launch of...

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  • Hinchinbrook Team Resuscitates Wetland

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    November 24, 2016 at 6:51 am

    45 people attended the wetland at the Pests and Weeds Symposium, 2016. Funded by: Queensland Government’s ‘Everyone’s Environment Grant’. A degraded wetland in the Ingham area has seen a major health turnaround thanks to a dedicated farming family, with help from a team of local and regional organisations. Less than 18 months ago, over half...

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  • Mission Beach Naturally – Launched

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    at 5:12 am

    Supported by  funding from the Australian Government’s  National Landcare Programme and Terrain’s Natural Capital Fund. A publication promoting nature based Tourism at Mission Beach has been launched and everyone involved is excited and proud! In Brief: This exciting new initiative is seeking to place Mission Beach as a leader in the sustainable tourism desitnation market. "It's a no...

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