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  • Upper Hemmings Creek project a success

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    May 9, 2018 at 5:50 am

    Three thousand trees and plenty of hard work has transformed a weed-infested drain into a recreational area for Gordonvale residents. Volunteers from the Mulgrave Landcare and Catchment Group have created a native vegetation corridor between two housing estates along Upper Hemmings Creek – a project that has been several years in the making. They celebrated...

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  • Mamu Plans for New Ranger Program

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 4:20 am

    Planning has begun for an indigenous ranger program in the Innisfail region. The Mamu Aboriginal Corporation RNTB is working towards its first country-based plan and hopes to follow up with the establishment of a ranger program. Mamu traditional owner Lorraine Maund said learning about indigenous land and sea ranger programs in the Cape Tribulation, Yarrabah...

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  • New Online Mapping of Forests

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 3:32 am

    Experiencing the Wet Tropics’ diverse forests is now easier with new mapping showing the best places to see rainforest growing right to the beach and native orchids in woodland areas. Mapping of littoral rainforest and broad-leafed tea tree woodlands is now part of an online resource covering everything from Wet Tropics forest types, world heritage...

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  • On-farm sites have catchment repair potential

    From: Monica Haynes
    April 30, 2018 at 6:11 am

    More than 40 on-farm sites in the Johnstone and Tully River catchments have been assessed as possible catchment repair locations for the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project (MIP) – a reef water quality initiative that is the first of its kind in the Wet Tropics. Catchment Repair Project Officer Suzette Argent said 15 sites had...

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  • Walking the Landscape Project Completed

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    April 12, 2018 at 12:03 am

    Our community’s love of waterways and wetlands has been revealed in a project to learn more about thousands of kilometres of rivers, creeks and wetlands criss-crossing the Far North. More than 200 people have been involved in a two-year ‘Walking the Landscape’ initiative, sharing their knowledge of Wet Tropics waterways that run through their properties...

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  • Stockmanship Grazing School

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    April 11, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Come to Stockmanship Grazing School with Bob Kinford at Woodleigh Station. Learn about instinctive migratory grazing at a field day on Friday 18 May and a Herding on Horseback workshop from Mon 14 May to Thurs 17 May. Use this link for details This is the second workshop in a series for the Herbert River Gully...

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  • Grazing for Gliders Project

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    April 9, 2018 at 4:09 am

    A rare gliding possum has become the catalyst to improve grazing practices in the Wet Tropics. Landholders are working to better protect the endangered mahogany glider through a ‘Grazing for Gliders’ program that began last year and has led to both revegetation and holistic grazing initiatives in critical glider habitat. Terrain NRM community partnerships officer...

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  • Become our Board’s ‘Emerging Leader’

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    April 6, 2018 at 1:24 am

    Terrain NRM is looking for an emerging leader to advise its board of directors on building stronger links with young people in the Wet Tropics community. The natural resource organisation has created a one-year mentoring program and launched its recruitment drive this week. Terrain’s board is looking for an individual who is passionate about the...

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  • Soil Health Innovation Tour

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    April 5, 2018 at 2:45 am

    Compost, bio-fertilisers and even chickens are being used to improve farm soils in the Wet Tropics and beyond. A soil health innovation tour has shed new light on the latest methods farmers are trialling to regenerate soils, boost returns and better protect the environment on sugar, banana, tropical fruit and grazing properties. Thirty farmers from...

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  • Fallow crops reduce soil run-off in floods

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    March 27, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Fallow crops have reduced soil run-off in the Ingham region in the wake of recent flooding rain. As crops re-emerged from paddocks that were lakes earlier this month, Herbert Cane Productivity Services Limited Manager and cane grower Lawrence Di Bella said farmers from around the district were reporting significantly less soil erosion in areas with...

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