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  • FNQ farmers embrace soil programs to build climate resilience

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    July 1, 2019 at 2:12 am

    Farmers across Far North Queensland are digging into a range of soil management programs to help secure their futures against changing climate conditions. The projects are focused on helping farmers shift to farming systems that build organic matter, support soil health, increase biodiversity, improve water cycling and capture carbon, which will help them adapt to...

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  • Four year project to improve native vegetation

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    June 26, 2019 at 6:14 am

    A new $641,000 project will help to protect native vegetation in the Wet Tropics. Terrain NRM is working with local councils and the Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils on a four-year project to improve 1000 hectares of native vegetation through tree-planting, weed control, assisted regeneration and fire management. The initiative, funded by the...

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  • Message from CEO, Chair

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    June 25, 2019 at 12:52 am

    After nine amazing years at Terrain NRM, it is time for me to leave and explore new career opportunities...

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  • New Emerging Leader on Terrain NRM Board

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 12:29 am

    A big welcome to Megan Kadic, who is Terrain NRM Board's new 'Emerging Leader'...

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  • Zuni bowls to stop erosion

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    June 19, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Far Northern graziers are trialling new ways to tackle erosion in their efforts to improve productivity and protect the Great Barrier Reef. Tablelands graziers Owen Rankine and Roma Starczewska opened their gates to watershed restoration specialists, earthmovers and farmers recently while the Far North’s first farmland ‘Zuni bowl’ was constructed. The initiative is part of...

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  • Ecosystem Service Markets explained

    From: Monica Haynes
    June 18, 2019 at 1:17 am

    If you've heard of carbon credits, or reef credits, but aren't sure what it's all about - read on! An ECOSYSTEM is a geographic area where living things like plants, animals, and other organisms, as well as non-living things like weather and landscapes, work together to form a bubble of life. Ecosystems can be very...

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  • Cassowary Awards winners

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    June 17, 2019 at 12:47 am

    The 2019 Cassowary Award recipients have been announced... Ten awards were presented on Saturday night to individuals, groups and organisations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting Queensland’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Terrain NRM chair Keith Noble said he was honoured to present the Education Award to past Terrain Natural Capital Fund recipients Children...

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  • Grants to help threatened wildlife…

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    June 4, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Grants of up to $100,000 for on-ground activities like revegetation, weed and animal control, flora and fauna surveys, mapping...

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  • Mahogany glider project extends to five years

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    May 30, 2019 at 4:24 am

    Great news! Our mahogany glider - woodlands project has been extended four years...

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  • Farmers digging deeper into soil health

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    May 20, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Free soil tests and on-farm soil health advice have helped Wet Tropics farmers to fine-tune the way they manage their land. Forty farmers from the Daintree to Ingham completed a six-month Digging Deeper Plus soil health program recently after visits to more than 25 farms ranging from cane and grazing land to pineapple, lime and...

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