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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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  • 7000 trees for key cassowary corridors

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    May 9, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Seven thousand trees will be planted in the Innisfail, Feluga, Kurrimine and Mission Beach areas to expand three key cassowary corridors. Cassowary Recovery Team members are calling for volunteers to help with community tree-planting mornings at Eubenangee, Smith’s Gap and Muff Creek thanks to funding from the Australian Government through its National Landcare Program. Terrain...

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  • Upper Hemmings Creek project a success

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 5:50 am

    Three thousand trees and plenty of hard work has transformed a weed-infested drain into a recreational area for Gordonvale residents. Volunteers from the Mulgrave Landcare and Catchment Group have created a native vegetation corridor between two housing estates along Upper Hemmings Creek – a project that has been several years in the making. They celebrated...

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  • Mamu Plans for New Ranger Program

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 4:20 am

    Planning has begun for an indigenous ranger program in the Innisfail region. The Mamu Aboriginal Corporation RNTB is working towards its first country-based plan and hopes to follow up with the establishment of a ranger program. Mamu traditional owner Lorraine Maund said learning about indigenous land and sea ranger programs in the Cape Tribulation, Yarrabah...

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  • New Online Mapping of Forests

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 3:32 am

    Experiencing the Wet Tropics’ diverse forests is now easier with new mapping showing the best places to see rainforest growing right to the beach and native orchids in woodland areas. Mapping of littoral rainforest and broad-leafed tea tree woodlands is now part of an online resource covering everything from Wet Tropics forest types, world heritage...

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  • On-farm sites have catchment repair potential

    From: Monica Haynes
    April 30, 2018 at 6:11 am

    More than 40 on-farm sites in the Johnstone and Tully River catchments have been assessed as possible catchment repair locations for the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project (MIP) – a reef water quality initiative that is the first of its kind in the Wet Tropics. Catchment Repair Project Officer Suzette Argent said 15 sites had...

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  • Walking the Landscape Project Completed

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    April 12, 2018 at 12:03 am

    Our community’s love of waterways and wetlands has been revealed in a project to learn more about thousands of kilometres of rivers, creeks and wetlands criss-crossing the Far North. More than 200 people have been involved in a two-year ‘Walking the Landscape’ initiative, sharing their knowledge of Wet Tropics waterways that run through their properties...

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  • Stockmanship Grazing School

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    April 11, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Come to Stockmanship Grazing School with Bob Kinford at Woodleigh Station. Learn about instinctive migratory grazing at a field day on Friday 18 May and a Herding on Horseback workshop from Mon 14 May to Thurs 17 May. Use this link for details This is the second workshop in a series for the Herbert River Gully...

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