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  • Fired Up Over Fireweed

    From: Elaine Seager
    March 18, 2016 at 12:43 am

    It may look pretty but Fireweed is a toxic weed that has local authorities, Tablelands Regional Council, Biosecurity Queensland and Terrain NRM all fired up on the Atherton Tablelands.   Fireweed is a target for eradication under the Local Government Area Pest Management Plan so when a new incursion was located recently in Wongabel, a...

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  • Bulguru Wetlands a ‘Labour of Love’

    From: Elaine Seager
    March 17, 2016 at 3:55 am

    Rehabilitating the Bulguru swamp is a big task but it’s one that has become a ‘labour of love’ for the Johnstone Ecological Society Since 1999 the Johnstone Ecological Society has been slowly regenerating a site at Bulguru Wetlands that was previously used as a waste dump. Now, thanks to a Community NRM Grant provided by...

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  • Cassowary Added to Recovery List

    From: Elaine Seager
    February 24, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Following the recent listing of cassowaries as one of Australia’s most important endangered species to recover, the Australian Government asked Terrain NRM to submit cassowary project proposals for possible funding. Tony O’Malley, Terrain’s Community Partnerships Leader, worked with the Cassowary Recovery Team to put forward new proposals including revegetation of four major habitat corridors to...

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  • Key Points from Catalyst Forum 2016

    From: Elaine Seager
    at 5:05 am

    Terrain Chair Mike Berwick says innovation and soil health key Over the two days of the 2016 Forum in Cairns, North Queensland’s most forward thinking sugar cane growers came together to present the results from their trials and share new developments, ideas and knowledge. While innovation is considered risky to many conventional farmers, these growers...

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  • Project Catalyst BioFertiliser Trial Shows Promise

    From: Elaine Seager
    at 2:17 am

    Mario Raccanello on his sugar cane farm near Tully Far north cane growers are trialling biofertilisers to help slash farm runoff Faced with depleted soils, escalating fertiliser costs and increasing pressure to reduce nitrogen runoff for the Reef, sugar cane farmer Mario Raccanello has begun trialling bio-fertiliser on his large 370ha farm near Tully. So...

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  • New Projects Planned for Mahogany Glider Protection

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    February 17, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews with Mahagony Glider Recovery Team on visit to Wet Tropics in 2015 Terrain NRM has submitted proposals to the Federal Government to help recover the mahogany glider after the decision was made to add the endangered Wet Tropics animal to the shortlist of Australia’s priority species for recovery by 2020. ...

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  • Sugarcane Farmers the ‘Game Changer’ for our Reef

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    at 5:53 am

    Ben Poggioli an innovative farmer demonstrating strip-tillage equipment Farmers are using radio transmitters to better protect the Great Barrier Reef whilst reducing their own costs. The transmitters and moisture probes which turn irrigation off at precisely the right moment to reduce runoff, save water and potentially boost crop yield, are being trialled on farm. This...

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  • Artificial Wetlands Taking Shape

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    January 20, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Workways Clients assist Andrew Maddox's team install the heavy duty liner to the wetlands   Thanks to assistance from Consulting Engineer Andrew Maddox and his team assisted by the Workways clients, the heavy duty plastic liner has been installed at the Backyard Blitz Site   Hopefully, the imminent arrival of the 'traditional wet season' in...

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  • Mulgrave Landcare Transforms Urban Wildlife Corridor

    From: Elaine Seager
    January 19, 2016 at 12:57 am

    Mulgrave Landcare Group often undertakes landcare projects in vast remote areas of the Mulgrave River and its tributaries but recently engaged urban residents in Gordonvale to transform a weed-infested drain into a wildlife corridor between two housing estates, thanks to a Terrain Community NRM Grant.   One of the many things that Mulgrave Landcare does well is...

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  • Mission Beach Promotes Nature-Based Tourism

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    January 18, 2016 at 2:47 am

    Peter Rowles (President of C4 Mission Beach) introducing visitors to types of rainforest trees on Bicton Hill Walk   Mission Beach is gearing up to promote its nature-based tourism experiences thanks to a grant provided by Terrain NRM and funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. Local community group Mission Beach Cassowaries Inc successfully...

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