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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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  • Terrain works hand in hand with Community NRM Groups

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    May 19, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Coastcare members planting at Holloways Beach Terrain NRM has sponsored two struggling community groups to access funding and take a step closer to making a difference in their local area autonomously. Many community NRM groups find it hard to access grants because they are not incorporated.  “Funding bodies generally prefer to deal with an experienced...

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  • Funding attracts valuable vigor

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    May 16, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Volunteers at a planting earlier this year organised by TREAT (Courtesy: Barbara Lansky) TREAT (Trees for the Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands Inc) is contributing $30K worth of their own experience, knowledge and skills to a project boosted by Terrain NRM to join the wildlife corridor from the Lake Eacham section of Crater Lakes National Park...

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  • Large scale soil restoration with tea brew

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    May 10, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Michael and Peter Ottone with a great crop of pineapples Michael Ottone and his brother Peter have been undergoing revolutionary changes on their pineapple, watermelon and cane crops.   They are using local soil flora to make a special home-brew compost tea and drastically reducing the need for synthetic fertilisers and fungicides. The brothers are...

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  • Weeds and wildlife draws a crowd to corridor

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    April 26, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Nigel Tucker from Biotropica engaging with interested landholders at Smiths Gap Eager to learn about revegetation and weed control with minimum effort, a large crowd showed up at the ‘Weeds and Wildlife’ event at Smiths Gap earlier this month. The Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation (C4) held the Open Day in the middle of...

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