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  • Zero impact approach to stock watering

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    August 12, 2016 at 2:41 am

    The Upper Herbert River now fenced off from cattle on the Fry's property (Source: Bernie English) Owners of a 5,000 acre breeder block at the headwaters of the Herbert River have fenced off 10km of river frontage and installed watering troughs to significantly reduce the amount of sediment flowing from the property to the Great...

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  • 3-phase Project Powers Farmer and Reef

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    August 10, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Dennis Byrnes pushing some of his cattle over a new reinforced crossing. The Byrnes family have improved their production, the health of their land, and the quality of water running off the farm to the Great Barrier Reef as a result of some significant land management changes. They have also employed erosion control measures and...

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  • Your Backyard Story Map

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    August 2, 2016 at 1:32 am

    One of the images in the Story Map about our Backyard (Wallaman Falls during TC Ita Flood by Jacqui Richards) More and more story maps are being added to the Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country. What WE love about our BACKYARD is one with fantastic images of some of the natural resources dotted around the...

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  • Pay Dirt: National Biological Farming Conference and Expo – Cairns, 28-30 Oct 2016

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    July 29, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Paul and Gabe Brown on their farm in North Dakota, USA. To hit pay dirt: to discover something of value; to get to the basic facts of something. It’s all about soil in the far north as the countdown to the National Biological Farming Conference in Cairns in late October starts in earnest.   Internationally renowned...

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  • Call for More ‘Reef’ Partners

    From: Elaine Seager
    at 4:56 am

    Minister Miles and Chair Ryan Donnelly at the launch of the Partnership The health of the Great Barrier Reef can be enhanced by working together as a community to improve local waterways, according to the Wet Tropics Healthy Waterways Partnership.      The Partnership, an initiative of the Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan, was...

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  • Watch out Facebook, here we come!

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    at 4:07 am

    Social media training in Cairns Thirteen community natural resource management (NRM) groups and organisations from around the region are now better equipped to reach and engage a broader audience using social media thanks to recent workshops held by Terrain NRM.   Terrain engaged Sam Morris from Wombat Creative to share her expertise in effectively using...

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  • Supporting indigenous projects

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    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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