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  • Riverbank stablisation work resumes at Mossman

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    June 2, 2020 at 4:23 am

    Gerard Puglisi’s creek-side cane land was washed away in the 2018 floods. Now he is banking on a combination of rocks and trees to better prepare him for future wet seasons. Earthworks began this week at Mr Puglisi’s Mossman farm as part of a project to stabilise the banks of waterways in the Saltwater Creek...

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  • News from the CEO

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    May 25, 2020 at 12:46 am

    With challenges come opportunities if we remain optimistic, determined and open to creative new approaches.  Our team is working proactively with funders and collaborators to identify and accelerate implementation of projects that continue to support local jobs and benefit the environment.  This includes commencing an additional $3.2M worth of streambank reparation work in the Mossman-Daintree...

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  • $3.2M for new projects to restore waterways

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 12:37 am

    Monsoon-battered waterways in the Daintree area will be repaired as part of a $4.9 million disaster recovery package for river systems north of Cairns. Earthworks and tree-planting will begin soon on eroded creek banks in the Douglas and Stewart Creek sub-catchments, following on from work in the Daintree and Mossman River catchments earlier this year....

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  • Calling on Traditional Owners…

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    May 21, 2020 at 5:28 am

    As Traditional Owners you have invaluable knowledge about the environment - and we would love your advice on three projects. Terrain NRM currently has funding to pay Traditional Owners for knowledge on lowland rainforest, cassowary recovery work and our 'Cassowary Credits' project. Terrain’s Biodiversity and Indigenous Engagement Officer Michael Morta is encouraging Traditional Owners to...

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  • Soil Health Innovation Tour 2020

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 5:00 am

    Biological farming practices including paramagnetics have given Wet Tropics farmers food for thought during a soil health innovation tour. Farmers visited Victoria in early March and one stop-off was a sheep farm where pastures are being improved by applying a mixture of paramagnetic rock dust and home-brewed compost and fertiliser, leading to significant gains in...

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  • ‘Onland to Online’ for Wet Tropics farmers

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 4:52 am

    Wet Tropics farmers are not letting COVID-19 stop them from learning more about soil health. When on-farm group workshops had to be cancelled, farmers from Mossman to Ingham turned to Zoom and other apps for interactive soil and grazing sessions via their laptops, ipads and mobile phones. Terrain NRM’s Rowan Shee said a group of...

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  • Biodiversity key to thriving Northern Australia

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 4:43 am

    Far North Queensland is home to over 500 threatened plant and animal species and we need to act fast to save them from extinction. That’s the message from North Queensland Natural Resource Management Alliance Chair Dr Keith Noble on International Day for Biological Diversity. NQ NRM Alliance members Terrain NRM, Cape York NRM and Northern...

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  • News from the CEO

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    April 22, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    We are pleased to announce that our ‘Onland to Online’ program starts next week.  As the impact of COVID-19 was emerging, we recognised the need to accelerate adoption of alternative approaches, to make sure we could continue to engage safely and effectively with landholders, partners and other stakeholders. Terrain NRM has invested significantly in recent...

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  • Introducing Michael Morta

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    April 21, 2020 at 4:46 am

    Michael is our new Biodiversity and Indigenous Engagement Coordinator. In this role he’ll be monitoring threatened species and ecological communities across the Wet Tropics region, and he’ll also be working with Wet Tropics traditional owners.

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  • Zuni bowls for erosion

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 4:38 am

    Zuni bowls have begun their work to stop erosion on Tablelands farms. Bowls that were constructed 10 months ago have settled into the landscape and grazier Owen Rankine says grass is growing on land below that was previously bare. “We haven’t had a big wet season but the amount of flow through the bowls has...

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