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  • Campaign to stop littering: Gillies Range Rd

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    December 11, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Government and community groups have joined forces to say “no more” to littering and illegal dumping along the Gillies Range Road. A campaign has been launched to stop littering and illegal dumping on the scenic route between the Tablelands and Gordonvale. “The Gillies Range Road winds its way through world heritage rainforests and is home...

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  • Cattle station helps keep sediment off Reef

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 1:04 am

    Major earthwork projects on a Far North cattle station are stopping erosion and preventing hundreds of truckloads worth of fine sediment from flowing to the Great Barrier Reef. Engineers have designed a 100m-long rock chute to divert water from an eroded gully between the Herbert River catchment and a large dam system as one of...

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  • Soil health videos

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    December 10, 2018 at 12:43 am

    Soil is one of the most important assets on your land and like all valuable assets it needs to be managed and maintained so that it functions well. If your soil is in poor condition it will impact your plant growth and crop yield. This series of short videos has been produced to provide some basic information...

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  • Johnstone landholders improving water quality outcomes

    From: Monica Haynes
    December 6, 2018 at 3:51 am

    For the past year, the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project (MIP) has worked with local organisations and landholders to identify ways to improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon. In the lead up to this year’s wet season, farmers are trialling proof-of-concept treatment systems, new water quality monitoring sites are being...

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  • Reef Champion Award Winners

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    November 22, 2018 at 1:12 am

    Four Wet Tropics winners in Queensland's Reef Champion Awards! Congratulations to: Mulgrave Landcare & Catchment Group - Reef Community Champions Nicole Nash (last Straw on the Great Barrier Reef) & Gavin Rodman (Sugar Research Australia) - Joint Reef Youth Champions Allan Blair (DPI) - Reef Extension Officer Champion. Congratulations also to Tully cane farmer Ray...

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  • All (Treatment) Systems Go!

    From: Monica Haynes
    November 19, 2018 at 1:02 am

    In a first for the Wet Tropics region, a High Efficiency Sediment (HES) basin was installed on a banana farm in the Innisfail area. For the past year, the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project (MIP) has worked with local organisations and landholders to identify ways to improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier...

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  • Kuranda Tree Frog

    Kuranda Leaps into Action to Save Endangered Frog

    From: Monica Haynes
    November 13, 2018 at 6:05 am

    The endangered Kuranda Tree Frog is the focus of a community plan to ensure its survival. The Kuranda Tree Frog Community Action Plan will be launched today and is the culmination of over a year’s work by community members, government agency staff and natural resource management consultants. With just 750 froggies left, the endangered species...

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  • Bioreactors – A new line of defence for the GBR

    From: Monica Haynes
    November 8, 2018 at 12:54 am

    Denitrification bioreactors could be a new line of defence for the Great Barrier Reef, and an upcoming field day and forum is an opportunity to learn about the possible outcomes and future use in tropical environments. Organiser Rhianna Robinson, Research Agronomist from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) said the free event will bring...

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  • Notice of Annual General Meeting

    From: Monica Haynes
    October 30, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Terrain's 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 23rd November 4.00pm to 4.45pm, at the Terrain Office: 2 Stitt St, Innisfail Please use this link to access the paperwork associated with this year’s AGM: AGM Business Papers including proxy and voting papers Terrain NRM 2017/18 Financial report Terrain’s 2017/18 Annual Report (available from 31 October...

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  • Indigenous Director Opportunity

    From: Monica Haynes
    October 29, 2018 at 1:10 am

    Terrain NRM is looking for an Indigenous Director to join its seven-member board. The board looks at the big picture, and provides direction on protecting and improving environmental assets like soil, water, vegetation and biodiversity, and that are in the best interests of the region’s stakeholders. Outgoing Director Allison Halliday said it is a great...

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