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  • Farmers share results from trials

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    June 8, 2018 at 5:22 am

    More farm trials involving mill mud and mixed fallow crops would be useful in the Wet Tropics, farmers say. Thirty cane growers met in Cardwell recently to discuss a range of innovative trials undertaken in the Innisfail-Tully region as part of Project Catalyst - a partnership between more than 100 Queensland cane growers, natural resource...

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  • Reef Credits Scheme Takes Flight

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 4:57 am

    Qantas has become the first corporate investor to jump on board a new reef credits scheme that will help to expand funding in reef water quality projects. Reef Credits – similar to carbon credits – is Australia’s first market-based system providing ecosystem service payments in exchange for making changes to reduce nutrient, pesticide and sediment...

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  • Firing up for controlled burns

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 4:31 am

    Aboriginal rangers from Cooktown to Cardwell are firing up for controlled burns. Rangers and other traditional owners are taking fire management courses so they can work with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and rural fire fighters to stop wildfires and manage controlled burn programs. Controlled burns will be happening in unallocated state forest on...

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  • Pests & Weeds Roadshow

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 4:01 am

    Aboriginal land managers have joined forces to fight the spread of yellow crazy ants, electric ants and weed species that are threatening the Wet Tropics region. More than 30 Aboriginal rangers in 11 organisations across the Far North shared “home turf” identifications at a recent Wet Tropics Pests and Weeds Roadshow that included visits to...

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  • Mapping tool for reveg planning

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 3:51 am

    A new interactive mapping tool to help plan revegetation projects has been put through its paces on the Atherton Tablelands. The tool – which makes spatial mapping data available to the public on everything from climate refuges for animal species to ideal carbon sequestration areas – draws on scientific and geographic information from government departments,...

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  • Woodleigh Station protects the Reef

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 1:18 am

    It is 130km from the ocean but a fifth-generation cattle station near Ravenshoe is becoming a Far North Queensland leader in protecting the Great Barrier Reef. Woodleigh Station, which has been in the Williams-Waddell family for 105 years and is known for its cattle and camping, is one of the first sites to benefit from...

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  • Emerging Leader for Terrain NRM Board

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    June 7, 2018 at 4:06 am

    A passion for the environment and representing the community has secured Cairns business consultant Rhiannon Simcocks the inaugural Emerging Leaders position on Terrain NRM’s board of directors. Ms Simcocks will advise on youth-related issues and participate in Terrain NRM’s board meetings as part of a one-year mentoring program to develop future leaders in natural resource...

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  • Cardwell Event – Creatures of the Night

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    June 5, 2018 at 5:34 am

    They call it ‘Cow Poo Lotto’ or ‘Dumping for Dollars’ – and it is catching on around Australia. A novel fundraising idea will see two cows steal the limelight in Cardwell this month in a ‘goose that lays the golden egg’ kind of moment for the bovine world. All eyes will be on the back-end...

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  • Come to Tree Planting Events

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    May 21, 2018 at 5:54 am

    Volunteers of all ages planted 4500 trees in a key cassowary corridor at Eubenangee last week for the first of three community tree plantings between Tully and Miriwinni. Sixty people including farmers, school students, rangers and natural resource managers were part of Friday’s event on Eubenangee Swamp National Park land. Terrain NRM’s Tony O’Malley said...

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  • CEO’s May Message

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    May 10, 2018 at 12:33 am

    Carole Sweatman CEO, Terrain NRM A recent $500 million investment in the Great Barrier Reef by the Australian Government is welcome news. This includes a new $201 million focus on changing farming practices to improve water quality - through new technologies, reduced fertiliser use and altered land management practices. It also includes funds for reef restoration, reef health monitoring, sea country management, coastal...

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