About Terrain

Established in 2003, Terrain NRM is a not-for-profit public company funded from a range of corporate, government and philanthropic sources.

Terrain NRM:

  • Is a community-based not-for-profit organisation supporting natural resource management (NRM) in the Wet Tropics region.
  • Builds partnerships to secure the health of our natural resources including the region's water, biodiversity, soil, climate, traditional owner and community assets.
  • Provides planning direction, information, advice and practical support to community/groups/organisations/individuals with an interest in NRM.

Current key funding programs include the Queensland Government's NRM Investment, Australian Government's National Landcare  Program, Reef Water Quality Programme and Reef Trust, which combined are worth some $9 million, which Terrain is administering on behalf of the region.

Terrain's key role is to support implementation of the  Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country by supporting action, facilitating funding and integrating effort to achieve sustainable communities and ecosystems in the region.

A critical factor in the success of the region's approach to NRM, is the strength of its partnerships across all sectors and tiers of the community.

How we operate

Terrain NRM is guided by a 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. We are independently assessed for performance against this Plan every three years.

Terrain is a Breastfeeding friendly workplace 

Additional Community Support Services

Many community NRM groups find it hard to access grants because they are not incorporated.

Funding bodies generally prefer to deal with an experienced incorporated legal entity rather than an unincorporated group of individuals.