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  • Sugar Industry Partnership: 17 organisations sign MOU

    From: Elaine Seager
    October 18, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Terrain has joined force with 16 organisations from across the Wet Tropics sugar industry to deliver over $20 million dollars of investment into boosting extension and financial support to cane growers to improve water quality running off farm. The Wet Tropics Sugar Industry Partnership (WTSIP) has been officially recognised with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. Its 17 partners...

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  • Marine researcher Eddie Hegerl. Image: Liz Gallie

    50 Years of reef conservation celebrated at Ninney Rise

    From: Monica Haynes
    October 16, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Community, conservationists and scientists came together at a sold-out environmental heritage event on the weekend, with the aim of inspiring people to continue to help give the reef the best chance for survival. The “Friends of Ninney Rise” event marked 50 years since locals initiated an international campaign that ultimately resulted in the Great Barrier...

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  • Threatened Species Recovery Team workshop - Wet Tropics

    Still saving species

    From: Monica Haynes
    October 4, 2017 at 2:39 am

    Threatened Species Recovery Teams from across the Wet Tropics gathered to collaborate on new ways to save threatened species and ecological communities. The diversity in altitude and climate means the Wet Tropics region is a biodiversity hot spot. It’s home to 139 threatened species, numerous endemic species, has significant cultural value to Traditional Owners. Because...

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  • Celebrating the launch of the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project

    No rest for the MIP

    From: Monica Haynes
    September 25, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Following the official launch of the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project, community members are invited to attend local celebration and information sessions as implementation of the three year project begins. Terrain CEO Carole Sweatman said it’s a chance to thank growers and the community for a tremendous local contribution, and while the celebration signals a...

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  • Kuranda Tree Frog by Rhys Sharry

    Community planning for Kuranda Tree Frog survival

    From: Monica Haynes
    September 20, 2017 at 5:22 am

    A community-led action plan is being developed to help protect the critically endangered Kuranda Tree Frog (Litoria myola). More than 40 community members, Djabaguy people, local and state government representatives, research institutions and natural resource management all came together to put their ideas on the table at a workshop hosted by Kuranda Envirocare, and facilitated...

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  • Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef The Honourable Steven Miles launches the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project

    Reef protection ‘blueprints’ rolled out in Burdekin and Wet Tropics

    From: Monica Haynes
    September 1, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Dr Steven Miles, Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, launched the start of on-ground action for the Wet Tropics and Burdekin Major Integrated Projects (MIPs), worth a combined total of $33m. The Palaszczuk Government is rolling out two large scale reef water quality projects that...

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  • Debbie and Jose Caamano

    Radical Plan to Plant Radish as a Water Saver

    From: Elaine Seager
    August 28, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Dwindling water levels at Tinaroo Dam have driven lime growers Debbie and Jose Caamano to look for different ways to save water. They are hoping that growing daikon radish as a deep- rooted cover crop could be a part of the solution. The Caamanos have spent 30 years transforming degraded tobacco land near Mareeba into...

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  • robin clark

    Robin Clark brings land use planning expertise

    From: Monica Haynes
    August 23, 2017 at 5:19 am

    Robin Clark has been appointed as a Terrain Director, pro tempore, and brings over 30 years’ experience in land use planning and natural resource management. The appointment follows Keith Noble’s move into the role of Chair, after Mike Berwick’s retirement earlier this year, which left a vacant Director position. Both Ms Clark’s and Dr Noble’s...

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  • Soil health is important to Wet Tropics farmers

    Soil Health – No Longer a Dirty Subject

    From: Monica Haynes
    August 7, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Terrain's Regional Landcare Facilitator shares how "soil health" changed from a controversial topic to a standard paddock conversation. In late 2012, three agronomists from Central America travelled to the Wet Tropics to deliver courses on regenerative agricultural practices. Farmers learnt how to make biologically active fertilisers to revitalise their soil and jump-start their production outputs,...

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  • Airborne siam weed seed

    Survey Finds More Siam Weed

    From: Monica Haynes
    July 28, 2017 at 6:39 am

    A week of intensive surveying has found more Siam weed around the edges of Tinaroo Falls Dam. We’re calling on the community to help identify the source of infestation and prevent further spread. The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), SunWater, and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service coordinated the survey after a recent Siam weed...

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