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  • Pig trapping publications launched

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    November 24, 2016 at 5:05 am

    Supported by funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program, and Queensland Government's NRM Funding. “Trapping feral pigs on the Cassowary Coast: a practical guide” is a new publication which was recently launched in Far North Queensland. A snapshot: Terrain organised the Feral Pig Trapping Workshop in the Cassowary Coast in Dec 2015 to get stakeholders and land...

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  • Biofarming Conference Changing Minds

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    at 4:52 am

    Future generations of farmers on the field tours – This young farming family is from Tasmania.     Supported by funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. Wet Tropics Soilcare Inc convened the National Biological Farming Conference in Cairns last month, which has changed attitudes and inspired farmers from all around Australia and parts...

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  • Community NRM Project Awarded for Planning Excellence

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    November 22, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Wendy Chadwick Encouragement Award - Gary and Penny with Cr Adam Allan, Councillor for Northgate from Brisbane City Council - category sponsor (source PIA) An innovative Wet Tropics regional project has recently received an Award at the prestigious Planning Institute of Australia’s 2016 Queensland Planning Excellence Awards held in Brisbane on Friday 11th November. The Plan...

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  • Corridor Network Growing for Endangered Glider

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    November 21, 2016 at 8:40 am

    The tour group taking a look at the nine glider poles installed by Powerlink with support from Terrain, Girringun Aboriginal Rangers and the landholder. Supported by funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. Fires, fencing, cameras and gliding poles are all in a day’s work for Terrain’s Community Partnerships Coordinator Jacqui Richards who organised...

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  • Walter Hill Range Wildlife Corridor Field Day – Sun 13th Nov

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    October 27, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Here is an opportunity to get Cassowary Coast and Tablelands people together to talk about the work going on at either end of the nationally significant Walter Hill Range wildlife corridor. All are welcome to come to the event at Smiths Gap (Tully) and learn about why the area is significant to the region.

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  • Banana Farmers Win a Free Pass to National Biofarming Gig

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    October 19, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Chris and Josephine Borsato with son, Mason (1) Josephine Borsato will be taking her husband Chris away from the farm and the family on a full weekend in Cairns later this month to talk ‘dirt’. She is the winner of two tickets valued at $770 to the National Biological Farming Conference and Expo 2016 which...

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  • Terrain NRM CEO Receives Leadership Excellence Accolade

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    October 17, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Five of the Queensland 2016 AIM Leader of the Year Award winners (L-R: Cliff Powys (Emerging Leader), Carole Sweatman (Not for Profit), Cherie Curtis (Leader/Manager), Bianca Goebel (Student Leader) and Dr John McIntosh (Owner/Entrepreneur). Carole Sweatman, CEO of Terrain NRM here in the Wet Tropics, has recently taken out the Australian Institute of Management’s (AIM)...

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  • How to reduce cassowary deaths

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    September 2, 2016 at 7:03 am

    A cassowary dad and his three chicks have been regularly crossing El Arish-Mission Beach Rd in the last week or two. Terrain contacted Main Roads with an offer to produce and install special temporary “dad and chicks” signage (designed by Liz Gallie) at the crossing site at no cost to Main Roads. Main Roads went...

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  • Future funds for willing landowners to protect important habitat

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    August 29, 2016 at 1:21 am

    International wildlife conservation organisation Rainforest Trust has offered to help raise funds to buyback important habitat from a willing landowner in the Cassowary Coast. Through the Australian Government's National Landcare Program, Terrain is helping identify important properties where landowners are willing to sell for conservation or would enter a conservation agreement in return for a...

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  • Plan proving useful

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    August 25, 2016 at 9:21 am

    'Ant on palm frond' by Rebecca Stone People using the Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country so far are satisfied with the information within and think that it reflects community values well. A recent survey attracted a number of participants from a range of backgrounds who use the region’s natural areas for a variety...

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