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  • Traditional owner contacts resource

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    March 8, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Far Northerners are being encouraged to connect with indigenous groups when planning land management projects. A new stage of the Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country is being rolled out, with interactive mapping now available to provide traditional owner contact details for locations across the Wet Tropics. The 20 Wet Tropics traditional owner groups...

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  • Cane-side revegetation projects reduce rats

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    March 5, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Riverside revegetation projects in the Wet Tropics are solving rat problems for cane farmers. Growers and researchers have reported a 70 to 100 per cent reduction in rat numbers after tree planting initiatives on land between cane crops and waterways. Growers who are involved say crop damage from rats is largely a thing of the...

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  • New Reef Credits Initiative Boosted – NAB Foundation Grant

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    February 28, 2018 at 12:51 am

    Far North organisation Terrain Natural Resource Management is one of six organisations to share in $1.6 million of sustainable regions grant funding, announced today by the National Australia Bank Foundation. Terrain NRM has secured $325,000 over two years to work in partnership with GreenCollar, a leading environmental markets developer, to support farmers to access and...

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  • Corporate Nature chair Keith Noble; Warren Entsch MP, Cape York NRM's Emma Jackson; Northern Gulf RMG's Allan Holmes

    Far North Qld not-for-profit organisations breaking new ground

    From: Monica Haynes
    February 26, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Three not-for-profit organisations in Far North Queensland have combined forces to complete a major reform – in an Australia-first for natural resource management bodies. Terrain NRM, Cape York NRM and Northern Gulf RMG – which work with the community to deliver environmental and agricultural projects have launched a joint venture called Corporate Nature. This brings...

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  • Abriculture rangers working on eradicating yellow crazy ants

    $130,000 in Grants to Support Rainforest Aboriginal Groups

    From: Monica Haynes
    February 16, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Ten Wet Tropics Rainforest Aboriginal groups will share in $130,000 of grants thanks to a Terrain NRM and Wet Tropics Management Authority program. Terrain NRM's Vanessa Drysdale said $90,000 of this funding was made possible through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, and would support country-based planning, leadership and knowledge-sharing opportunities. “This funding will help...

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  • Threatened species benefit from $73,000 in new projects

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    February 14, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Threatened species in the Wet Tropics will benefit from almost $73,000 worth of new projects. Terrain NRM is funding six initiatives through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program aimed at better protecting the Southern Cassowary, Mahogany Glider and Mabi forest. The grants will help to build on the hard work of local groups in reversing...

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  • Fallow crop of sunflowers in Ingham region - Terrain NRM

    Sunflowers: Good for Soil, Good for the Soul

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    February 8, 2018 at 12:17 am

    Sunflowers are warming hearts in Ingham – and helping with soil health. Cane farmer Michael Waring has planted tens of thousands of sunflowers on his property as a fallow crop, and the result is a blaze of yellow across 16 hectares of land. The golden paddocks are beside Wallaman Falls Rd, west of Ingham. Michael...

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  • Walking the Landscape – No Boots Needed!

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 12:07 am

    Heavy rain didn’t stop more than 75+ people “walking” the local landscape this week to better understand how water catchment systems work. At workshops in Tully and Mourilyan, groups shared local knowledge while working with interactive maps to look at the topography, groundwater, geology and soil types that affect land use and water flow. The...

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  • Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch visiting the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project

    State Environment Minister Visits the MIP

    From: Monica Haynes
    February 6, 2018 at 3:44 am

    Queensland’s new Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Leeanne Enoch, met with farmers in Innisfail to see firsthand the industry-led innovations helping to protect the reef while strengthening the state’s agricultural industry. In support of the Queensland Government’s five-year $247 million investment into improving reef water quality, farmers in Far North Queensland...

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  • Bulmba Rangers tackling yellow ants

    Bulmba Rangers Care for Country

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    January 31, 2018 at 4:19 am

    A new indigenous ranger program is kicking goals in the Kuranda, Barron Gorge and Mona Mona region. The Bulmba Rangers have restored traditional fire management practices, helped to control yellow crazy ant outbreaks and given the community an insight into cultural practices. Djabugay Aboriginal Corporation senior project officer Barry J Hunter said the project fulfilled...

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