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  • Fighting weeds with steam

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    April 5, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Councils, farmers, community groups and traditional owners at one of the field days.  Steam technology to kill weeds was demonstrated at farms around the region last week. Terrain NRM (Terrain) has worked to pull together a range of land managers to see Blue Hand Steam's technology in action so to provide an alternative to traditional...

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  • Grant kick-starts a great night-life for wildlife

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    March 29, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Rainforest Rescue Nursery. NightWings stock awaiting transport to the NightWings land for planting An ambitious and unique revegetation project is being undertaken to extend new habitat for a plethora of native fauna including the endangered Southern Cassowary and Bennett’s Tree Kangaroo. Nightwings Rainforest Centre has received a Community NRM Grant of $30,000 from Terrain NRM...

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  • Kuranda Group to Keep Up the Crazy Momentum

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    at 5:45 am

    Yellow Crazy Ant on Myola frog.  Photo taken by Mikhaila Jacoby The Yellow Crazy Ant population will continue to be under threat thanks to Kuranda Envirocare who are leading a program designed to eradicate the species in a Kuranda suburb with the assistance of a Community NRM Grant from Terrain NRM.  Since 2013 residents of...

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  • Weeding Help for Wildlife Corridor Landholders

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    March 18, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Five year old 'Cassy' from Smiths Gap is looking forward to less weeds and more habitat (Source: Valerie Boll) If you live in a wildlife corridor and want to control weeds with minimum effort, then this is for you!  The Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation (C4) are holding an Open Day on Saturday 2 April in...

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  • Fired Up Over Fireweed

    From: Elaine Seager
    at 12:43 am

    It may look pretty but Fireweed is a toxic weed that has local authorities, Tablelands Regional Council, Biosecurity Queensland and Terrain NRM all fired up on the Atherton Tablelands.   Fireweed is a target for eradication under the Local Government Area Pest Management Plan so when a new incursion was located recently in Wongabel, a...

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  • Bulguru Wetlands a ‘Labour of Love’

    From: Elaine Seager
    March 17, 2016 at 3:55 am

    Rehabilitating the Bulguru swamp is a big task but it’s one that has become a ‘labour of love’ for the Johnstone Ecological Society Since 1999 the Johnstone Ecological Society has been slowly regenerating a site at Bulguru Wetlands that was previously used as a waste dump. Now, thanks to a Community NRM Grant provided by...

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  • Cassowary Added to Recovery List

    From: Elaine Seager
    February 24, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Following the recent listing of cassowaries as one of Australia’s most important endangered species to recover, the Australian Government asked Terrain NRM to submit cassowary project proposals for possible funding. Tony O’Malley, Terrain’s Community Partnerships Leader, worked with the Cassowary Recovery Team to put forward new proposals including revegetation of four major habitat corridors to...

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  • Key Points from Catalyst Forum 2016

    From: Elaine Seager
    at 5:05 am

    Terrain Chair Mike Berwick says innovation and soil health key Over the two days of the 2016 Forum in Cairns, North Queensland’s most forward thinking sugar cane growers came together to present the results from their trials and share new developments, ideas and knowledge. While innovation is considered risky to many conventional farmers, these growers...

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  • Project Catalyst BioFertiliser Trial Shows Promise

    From: Elaine Seager
    at 2:17 am

    Mario Raccanello on his sugar cane farm near Tully Far north cane growers are trialling biofertilisers to help slash farm runoff Faced with depleted soils, escalating fertiliser costs and increasing pressure to reduce nitrogen runoff for the Reef, sugar cane farmer Mario Raccanello has begun trialling bio-fertiliser on his large 370ha farm near Tully. So...

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  • New Projects Planned for Mahogany Glider Protection

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    February 17, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews with Mahagony Glider Recovery Team on visit to Wet Tropics in 2015 Terrain NRM has submitted proposals to the Federal Government to help recover the mahogany glider after the decision was made to add the endangered Wet Tropics animal to the shortlist of Australia’s priority species for recovery by 2020. ...

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