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  • Indigenous Land & Sea Managers Inspired by Fellow Rangers

    From: Monica Haynes
    June 19, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Indigenous land and sea managers from across the Wet Tropics region came together to build networks, and support practical skill sharing that helps rangers manage country and culture. The 4-day workshop was hosted by Jabalbina Aboriginal Corporation on Kuku Nyungkal clan estate in Kuku Yalanji country, with support from Terrain Natural Resource Management and Wet...

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  • Gaining Ground for Better Grazing

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 6:59 am

    A new grazing program called Gaining Ground will help farmers get better business outcomes by addressing grazing challenges in sensitive environments. The series of free workshops will equip farmers in the Lower Herbert region with practical responses to land management issues for both profit and environmental benefit. The program is funded through partnerships between Terrain NRM, Greening...

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  • Siam Weed Found at Tinaroo Dam

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 6:58 am

    Tablelanders are being urged to report infestations of the invasive plant Siam after it was discovered just above Tinaroo Dam wall by an expert ecologist. Terrain NRM Officer Evizel Seymour said that Siam (Chromolaena odorata) is known to exist in the Herbert and Tully catchments and other coastal areas, but it is very scattered on the...

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  • Future of $1 Billion National Landcare Program Secure

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 6:56 am

    Terrain NRM CEO Carole Sweatman welcomes funding announcement for another National Landcare Programme. "In last week’s Federal budget, $1 billion in funding over five years has been announced for another National Landcare Program, starting July 2018. This is a great result and I would like to acknowledge and thank the Australian government for continuing to...

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  • $4.7 Million Boost to Help Improve Water Quality

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 6:55 am

    The Australian Government is continuing to drive water quality improvements in the Great Barrier Reef by investing a further $4.7 million to reduce nitrogen runoff across the Wet Tropics and Burdekin regions. In the Wet Tropics, 15 cane growers were successful in securing funding under the Government’s first round of Reef Trust Phase IV Repeated...

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  • $4.1 Million Threatened Species Fund Opens

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 6:51 am

    The Australian Government is inviting funding applications of up to $250,000 from groups helping threatened species. The $4.1 million Threatened Species Recovery Fund, through the National Landcare Programme, seeks to support communities to actively promote threatened species, particularly through projects highlighted in the Threatened Species Strategy targets and objectives. To make the most of this opportunity, Terrain is running...

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  • Kids Care for Cassowaries

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 6:48 am

    Mission Beach State School students are once again getting busy designing cassowary road crossing signs. Since the area is a hotspot for cassowaries the temporary signs are a bright and colourful reminder to drivers to take care as they drive through important cassowary habitat and known wildlife crossings. Transport and Main Roads have given Terrain...

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  • Ingham High Visits Insulator Creek

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 6:47 am

    Ingham High School students were introduced to an important wetlands habitat restoration project at Insulator Wetlands last week, in a showcase of the great work being done there. Thanks to funding from the Queensland Government’s ‘Everyone’s Environment’ grant program, the Hinchinbrook Wetland Alliance is working to restore 40 ha of wetland habitats on private property...

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  • Speed Dating Event Matches Right Ideas With Right Advice

    From: Elaine Seager
    June 16, 2017 at 5:38 am

    An agricultural speed dating forum in Babinda this week was all about matching the right idea with the right advice, as farmers, agronomists and technical experts came together to thrash out ideas. This event is made possible through funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture. Wet Tropics Regional Landcare Facilitator, Fiona George, said the...

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  • Actions, Locations & People are Keys to WTMIP Success

    From: Elaine Seager
    at 5:34 am

    Actions, locations and people are the three keys to the success of the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project and were the focus of workshops last week in Mourilyan and Tully. The Major Integrated Project, funded by the Queensland Government will be delivered in the next three years. Farmers, scientists and community members came together to help...

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