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  • Tourism and Environment Sectors Unite to Promote Wildlife

    From: Elaine Seager
    September 6, 2018 at 5:58 am

    An alliance between the tourism industry, scientists, traditional owners and environmental community groups has launched a new video promoting the unique biodiversity of the Wet Tropics and highlighting plants and animals at risk of extinction. The Wet Tropics is a biodiversity hotspot – and it is home to half of Australia’s bird species, a third...

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  • Rainforest corridor’s restoration – Walter Hill Range

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    September 4, 2018 at 4:12 am

    Hundreds of people are restoring an important rainforest corridor linking the coast at Mission Beach with the southern Tablelands mountaintops. The Walter Hill Range wildlife corridor is Australia’s longest and widest east-west rainforest corridor, crossing diverse climates from coastal lowlands to highland forests at Mt Hypipamee near Ravenshoe. Terrain NRM’s Tony O’Malley said more than...

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  • Bioreactor installation on a Wet Tropics cane farm

    Bioreactors Trialled in New Reef Program

    From: Monica Haynes
    September 3, 2018 at 2:08 am

    Landholders are leading the way in trialling bioreactors in the Wet Tropics, in an effort to treat nitrogen flowing to the Great Barrier Reef. A denitrification bioreactor was installed on a cane farm last week as part of the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project – an up to $15 million Reef water quality initiative funded...

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    Grants Helps Gulnay Clean Jingalingnu Country

    From: Elaine Seager
    August 22, 2018 at 12:51 am

    The Lower Tully coastline is in good hands thanks to a project led by Gulnay traditional owners.  Jingalingnu country is the largest patch of bush remaining on Gulnay country and it also has important cultural significance to its people. Elder Clarence Kinjun said after receiving an Indigenous Land & Sea grant from the Queensland Government,...

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  • Grazing Naturally workshops: Tablelands and Ingham

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    August 8, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    A grazing practices guru is returning to the Tablelands and Ingham after popular workshops earlier this year. Dick Richardson will be leading free Grazing Naturally workshops in September where landholders can learn more about flexible paddock-grazing practices, managing grazing pressures paddock by paddock and improving soil health through plants and animal grazing practices. Terrain NRM’s...

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  • Community info session for proposed landscape wetland

    From: Monica Haynes
    August 6, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    A community information session about a major reef water quality project beginning on Cassowary Coast farms is being held in Tully next week. Farmers can learn about the latest developments in the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project, including the proposed construction of a wetland along Sandy Creek Road. The information session will be held in...

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  • Learning more about soil health

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 1:30 am

    A biodynamic garlic farm helped to set the scene for a soil health tour on the Tablelands recently. Fruit and vegetable growers learned how Adam Collins grows diverse winter and summer cover crops to improve soil health when they visited the Collins’s property during the workshop led by ecologist and farmer Dr Wendy Seabrook. Natural...

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    Reef Rescue Results: 8 Years of Reef Funding

    From: Elaine Seager
    August 5, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    Did you know that farmers have been investing millions of dollars into improving the quality of water flowing off the land into the Great Barrier Reef? New figures show farming businesses in the Wet Tropics region have more than matched Australian Government Reef Trust funding for grants designed to reduce sediment, nutrient and pesticide run-off...

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  • Reef Programs Gear Up With Extra Jobs

    From: Monica Haynes
    August 3, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Ten new employment opportunities are available in the Wet Tropics as major Reef projects gear up to improve water quality flowing off the land into the Great Barrier Reef. All ten roles involve working in the agriculture industry, supporting farmers who are adopting more sustainable farming practices. The Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project is a three-year project...

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  • Survey work commences on Cassowary Coast farms

    From: Monica Haynes
    July 31, 2018 at 12:20 am

    Soil and topographic work is underway at sites for bioreactors and constructed wetlands on cane and banana farms in the Cassowary Coast region. Contractors are undertaking topographical surveys and soil samples at first stage sites in the Johnstone and Tully catchments to help guide the design and construction stages of systems repair technologies. The Wet...

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