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  • Message from the CEO

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    March 19, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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  • Innovative banana farmer transforms land to improve water quality

    From: Skye Orsmond
    at 10:57 pm

    Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project in-drain wetland trial

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  • Have your say on the Wet Tropics Plan…

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 5:26 am

    We've started a major review of the Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country - and we're looking forward to hearing from you all.

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  • Tackling erosion with trees

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 5:13 am

    Teams of tree-planters are helping to fight erosion on Tablelands properties in a boon for farmers, the Johnstone River and Great Barrier Reef. Millaa Millaa graziers Elizabeth, Bruce and Gordon Carcary are among the numbers opening their gates to revegetation crews as part of a $2.3 million project focused on erosion hotspots in the Tablelands-Innisfail...

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  • New projects: wildlife corridors, nature refuges

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 4:47 am

    Endangered cassowaries and Mabi rainforests are the winners in four new projects for the Far North. Terrain NRM has awarded grants to Barron Catchment Care, Kuranda Conservation, C4 and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service for work to extend wildlife corridors and create nature refuges. Terrain’s Tony O’Malley said the $120,000 investment in rainforest restoration,...

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  • Sunflowers: Good for the Soil and the Soul!

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    February 19, 2020 at 12:54 am

    Cane farmer Mick O’Kane has planted out 80 acres with sunflowers and legumes as a mixed-species fallow crop to improve the health of his soil.

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  • Tree-planting for mahogany gliders

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    February 18, 2020 at 1:28 am

    Hundreds of trees are being planted to help the endangered mahogany glider. Crews of tree-planters are extending wildlife corridors between Tully and Townsville - the only region in the world that this glider calls home. Terrain NRM’s Jacqui Diggins said the work was being done on private land to connect sections of woodland, as part...

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  • CEO’s Message

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    February 10, 2020 at 3:11 am

    2020 has started with new projects and welcome news that others will be extended. The ground-breaking Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project – with its innovations ranging from trial bioreactors to intensive water quality monitoring and Reef Credits - will now run until June 2021 thanks to additional Queensland Government funding. There was also good news...

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  • Greening Thomatis Creek

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 3:07 am

    Three years of tree-planting at Holloways Beach is reaping rewards for volunteers. Wildlife is returning to a stretch of eroded land where almost 200 people have helped plant thousands of trees. The land is beside Thomatis Creek about 2km from the ocean – a stretch that was once cleared but later left unused and partly...

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  • Dig deeper into soil health

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 3:01 am

    Farmers are excavating on their properties to learn more about soil health. Fishery Falls cane farmer Glen Anderson, Tully cane growers John and Kate Knight and Mutchilba lime and tea tree growers Michelle and Ante Milicevic are among the numbers digging deep pits for field days that have brought primary producers together from all over...

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