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  • Strengthened streambanks will protect land and water

    From: Monica Haynes
    December 13, 2019 at 6:26 am

    A Cassowary Valley cane farmer is hoping that a new rock wall will help his creek banks hold up in flood events, and stop productive land being washed away. Richard Padovan is shoring up eroding streambanks as part of a landscape remediation project funded by the Queensland Government’s Natural Resources Investment Program. Terrain NRM’s Vanessa...

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  • Reef Champion Award winners

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    November 27, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Two Wet Tropics cane farming families, a grazing family and a water quality extension officer have won Queensland Reef Champion Awards for their work to reduce our impact on the Great Barrier Reef. These winners are Woodleigh Cattle Station’s Kate and Peter Waddell, cane farmer Lenny Parisi, cane partnership V Rossi and Sons, and the...

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  • Cassowaries on camera

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    November 26, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Cassowaries will be captured on camera in a new project to reduce the road toll for the iconic and endangered birds. Cameras have been installed at cassowary crossing hotspots on Far Northern roads and they will be in place for one year as part of the Queensland Government and CSIRO-funded project which is also a...

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  • CEO’s Message

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    November 25, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    My first three weeks at Terrain NRM have been a whirlwind of meetings and trying to make the most of my handover time with Carole but it has been amazing to meet so many people who are passionate about NRM and making a positive difference in our region. I want to thank everyone for being...

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  • Region’s first waterway health forum a success

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 6:19 am

    The reality that plastic debris ‘breaks up’ into smaller pieces and enters the food chain without ever breaking down was a hot topic at a recent forum on emerging issues in waterway health. Wet Tropics Waterways hosted the Cairns forum which featured microplastics specialist Dr Michelle Blewitt and ranged in topics from plastic pollution and...

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  • Our graziers learn from the Burdekin

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 5:30 am

    They live more than 400 kilometres apart but graziers from the Tablelands and the Burdekin have plenty of common ground when it comes to soil health. Five Tablelands graziers soaked up Burdekin knowledge recently on a field trip to cattle stations near Charters Towers and Ayr, where pastures have improved since changes were adopted several...

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  • Have your say on our region’s NRM Plan

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 12:41 am

    The Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country is being reviewed and updated, and we'd love to hear from you all. This is our region’s natural resource management plan, which supports decision-making at all levels – from investors and policy-makers to local government, community groups and land managers. The plan is online and can be...

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  • Soil health microscope workshop

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    November 24, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Join us for this free workshop on Wednesday 4 December in Innisfail...

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  • AGM for Terrain NRM

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    November 21, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Friday Nov 29 from 3.45pm. Come and farewell Carole, meet new CEO Stewart Christie and learn what we've been up to over the past financial year.

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  • MIP milestones

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    November 20, 2019 at 6:41 am

    We've just passed the halfway mark of the Major Integrated Project. Here's a recap of some achievements in Catchment Repair & Treatment Systems, Local Scale Monitoring, Farm Services & Coordination and Influencing

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