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  • Supporting indigenous projects

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    July 29, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Gulnay Cultural On-Country Camp at Bedford's Landing Traditional Owners across the State can now apply for Queensland Government Indigenous Land and Sea Grants to build their capacity to conserve and protect environmental and cultural resources. Terrain NRM works with indigenous groups across the Wet Tropics and are actively supporting interested groups to access the grants...

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  • Innovative solutions to overcome north’s tough environment

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    at 3:14 am

    One of the research experts, Dr Renee Bartolo from eriss, holds a drone. Story from the Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub. A number of Australia’s top experts in emerging environmental monitoring methods involving drones, underwater cameras and novel uses of DNA have brought their expertise to northern Australia. The researchers shared their insights at a workshop...

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  • Worm farms feed cattle

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    July 25, 2016 at 4:55 am

    Mick Kruckow showing his worm farms to Terrain's Regional Landcare Facilitator, Fiona George. A Mirriwinni cattle farmer has made room in his shed for 30 worm farms which have been pumping out a natural liquid fertiliser for his pastures.   The worms produce ‘vermicast’ which is what Mick Kruckow uses to feed the soil, to...

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  • Wet Tropics NRM showcased at National NRM Conference

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    July 5, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Terrain's Bart Dryden with George Negus who facilitated the conference. Terrain staff recently presented to over 300 delegates from all over Australia at the 6th National NRM Knowledge Conference – People, Planet and Profits. Attendees included practitioners from regional natural resource management (NRM) organisations like Terrain, Australian and State/Territory agencies, and non-government organisations. They gathered...

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  • ‘What’s New’ with the NRM Plan!?

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    June 30, 2016 at 2:45 am

    The Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country now has a page dedicated to letting you know ‘what’s new’. Terrain’s Gary Searle said, “We are constantly building and improving new features and pages. Going to ‘ What’s New’ is a great way to simply and quickly find the new stuff that’s been added to the...

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  • Strong interest in exciting new bio-herbicide

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    June 23, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Crowd learning of new bio-herbicide for weed control at workshop at Upper Stone, Ingham.  A new bio-herbicide captured the attention of some 45 landholders from across the region at a recent Field Day at Upper Stone, west of Ingham. Participants walked away armed with inspiration and information to effectively tackle weed control on their properties....

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  • Terrain Joins Reef Community Partnership

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    June 22, 2016 at 3:40 am

    Steven Miles Qld Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection with Carole Sweatman Ceo Terraiin at launch of 'Wet Tropics Healthy Waterways Partnership'. Steven Miles, Queensland Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, today announced the formation of the Wet Tropics Healthy Waterways Partnership, an initiative of the Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan.  Organisations across the...

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  • Biochar trials look promising

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    June 7, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Michael Rocca and his Biochar Nitrogen loss through runoff and leaching is a major issue for farmers in the Wet Tropics, and one Mareeba farmer is manufacturing and trialing his own solution. Michael Rocca has been trialling biochar on his cane, peanuts and maize crops for the last five years and has had great results....

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  • Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce delivers its final report

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    May 30, 2016 at 7:50 am

    The Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce has handed down its final report on how to deliver clean water for a healthy Great Barrier Reef, with 10 key recommendations.   The report provides advice on the best approach to meeting the Queensland Government’s ambitious reef water quality targets (to reduce nitrogen run-off by up to...

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  • Cultural site restored from dump

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    May 24, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Ranger Coordinator Jimmy Richards at the native tree planting by the roadsie of Bundi Lake Gunggandji Land and Sea Rangers are working with Traditional Owners to restore an area of cultural significance near Yarrabah, turning it from a dumping ground to a place they can use for gathering food, bush medicine, socialising and recreation. Ranger...

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