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  • Workshop: Rebuild Soil Health

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    August 19, 2019 at 2:18 am

    Internationally-respected soils and ground cover expert Dr Christine Jones is coming to the Wet Tropics to lead a free workshop...

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  • Terrain NRM on most innovative companies list

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    August 12, 2019 at 2:33 am

    We've been recognised as one of Australia and New Zealand’s most innovative companies!

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  • Community Environment Grants

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    August 6, 2019 at 12:14 am

    New grants of up to $20,000 are available through the Australian Government’s Community Environment Grants...

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  • New bioreactors for Tully and Johnstone farms

    From: Monica Haynes
    August 2, 2019 at 3:50 am

    With the help of local landholders, six new denitrification bioreactors will be installed on Wet Tropics farms, in an effort to improve water quality. Cane and banana farmers are continuing a trend in innovation when it comes to reducing the amount of nitrogen, sediment and pesticides flowing to the Great Barrier Reef, as part of...

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  • New project helps Mabi forest, cassowaries…

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    July 24, 2019 at 1:10 am

    The endangered southern cassowary is one of the winners in a new $1.9 million project to increase rainforest resilience in the Wet Tropics region. Cassowaries and the habitat they live in are under the spotlight in a four-year ‘Building Rainforest Resilience’ project, which will include revegetation work, a landholder incentives program, community grants and weed...

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  • Blending tradition and technology…

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    July 23, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Indigenous women are breaking new ground to help care for land and sea in the Wet Tropics. Cardwell’s Cindy-Lou Togo and Cairns’s Laurissa Mundraby were among the first female indigenous rangers in the Far North - and their trailblazing has inspired others to join the ranks. “I was watching the guys walking in and out...

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  • Free workshop on natural grazing methods

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 2:31 am

    The popularity of free workshops with a grazing practices expert has led to another event in August. Terrain NRM is bringing Dick Richardson back to the Tablelands for a ‘Grazing Naturally’ workshop on Wednesday 28 August – and is encouraging graziers from all over Far North Queensland to come along. Terrain’s Jen Mackenzie said Richardson’s...

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  • Water quality benefits demonstrated

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 2:26 am

    Local farmers are setting paddocks aside to demonstrate the water quality benefits possible when soil health is improved through different farming practices. Farmers are seeing evidence that healthy soil stores nutrients more efficiently, saving them money and improving the quality of water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef.  The demonstration sites are being closely monitored as part of...

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  • Full house at extension officer workshop

    From: Monica Haynes
    July 11, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Sugarcane and banana extension officers are working together to increase the uptake of land management practices that are sustainable, profitable and help to improve water quality in the Wet Tropics region. Farming extension officers from across the Far North met at a workshop in Innisfail recently, held to improve communication and collaboration within and across...

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  • Terrain begins recruitment campaign for new CEO

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    July 10, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Terrain NRM chief executive officer Carole Sweatman is stepping down from her role, after nine years leading natural resource management in the Wet Tropics region. Ms Sweatman, who is well-known for her work building partnerships and industry-leading initiatives, has announced her resignation - but will continue with Terrain for up to eight months to ensure...

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