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  • Yellow Crazy Ant Taskforce members from WTMA and Terrain NRM

    Yellow Crazy Ant Taskforce Taking Care of Business

    From: Monica Haynes
    July 27, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Terrain community partnership officers formed part of a large environmental taskforce helping to eradicate yellow crazy ant infestations around Cairns. Yellow crazy ants are an invasive species that kill and displace native fauna, threaten the biodiversity of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, and impact local cane farmers and residents. The taskforce was deployed to...

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  • New! Gully Remedition Project Announced to Fight Erosion

    From: Monica Haynes
    June 27, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Terrain will work directly with 40 landholders who manage more than 160,000 ha of grazing land to improve land management and reduce erosion. The $3 million Herbert River Catchment and Gully Remediation project is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust Phase IV Gully and Stream Bank Erosion Control Program. It is part of a...

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  • Great Barrier Reef: Are We Making Progress?

    From: Elaine Seager
    June 23, 2017 at 3:24 am

    With so much investment pouring into Reef projects in the Wet Tropics, how do we know if we’re really making any difference? Reef Trust III, Reef Trust IV, Major Integrated Project, BMP…these are just some of the projects that Terrain and industry are involved in, but there are many other reef projects also happening in...

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  • Wet Tropics cane farmer Vince Blanco

    Funded Equipment Contributes to Better Yields

    From: Monica Haynes
    June 22, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Following in his dad’s footsteps, Vince Blanco farms 100ha of cane land across two farms in the Herbert District, one at Toobanna and the other farm at Orient, Ingham. One of Vince’s farms is prone to water logging, flooding nearly every year with water backing up, while the other is slightly undulating with creeks traversing the...

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  • “Walking the Landscape” Helps Cairns Plan for Future

    From: Monica Haynes
    June 20, 2017 at 2:49 am

    The Cairns urban area is the latest in the "Walking the Landscape" series, designed to help to identify priorities for improving catchment and Reef health. Terrain NRM in conjunction with the Queensland Wetlands Program (QWP) undertook the workshop to build on previous work, and continue developing a whole-of-landscape understanding about how a catchment functions. Terrain...

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  • Hiptage flower

    Hiptage Infestations on Council’s Hit List

    From: Monica Haynes
    June 19, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Hiptage infestations in the Mossman River catchment are on the Douglas Shire Council's hit list, with the help of Terrain. Support from Terrain NRM through the Queensland Government's Regional NRM investment is helping Council target the core infestation and keep the weed at bay from the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. Council say they are...

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  • Girringun ranger gives fire management instructions

    Girringun Rangers Take Lead Role in Fire Management

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 7:02 am

    Terrain NRM supported Girringun Aboriginal Rangers to successfully complete two controlled hazard reduction and ecological burns in the Cardwell region. Girringun rangers have been involved in a number of previous burns, but this was their first time acting as lead organisation. The burns were an important result of the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme investment,...

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  • Indigenous Land & Sea Managers Inspired by Fellow Rangers

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 7:00 am

    Indigenous land and sea managers from across the Wet Tropics region came together to build networks, and support practical skill sharing that helps rangers manage country and culture. The 4-day workshop was hosted by Jabalbina Aboriginal Corporation on Kuku Nyungkal clan estate in Kuku Yalanji country, with support from Terrain Natural Resource Management and Wet...

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  • Gaining Ground for Better Grazing

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 6:59 am

    A new grazing program called Gaining Ground will help farmers get better business outcomes by addressing grazing challenges in sensitive environments. The series of free workshops will equip farmers in the Lower Herbert region with practical responses to land management issues for both profit and environmental benefit. The program is funded through partnerships between Terrain NRM, Greening...

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  • Siam Weed Found at Tinaroo Dam

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 6:58 am

    Tablelanders are being urged to report infestations of the invasive plant Siam after it was discovered just above Tinaroo Dam wall by an expert ecologist. Terrain NRM Officer Evizel Seymour said that Siam (Chromolaena odorata) is known to exist in the Herbert and Tully catchments and other coastal areas, but it is very scattered on the...

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