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  • Disaster recovery funding rebuilding Wet Tropics streambanks

    From: Skye Orsmond
    February 3, 2020 at 12:59 am

    Streambank on the Daintree’s Stewart Creek has been repaired as part of a $2.1 million disaster recovery project at nine sites across the Wet Tropics. Terrain NRM is managing the project, with eligible works jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. Stage 1 of the project has identified...

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  • New RALF to help landholders

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 12:49 am

    The Far North has a new Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator to support farmers, industry and community groups. Evizel Seymour has begun her new role with Terrain NRM at a series of soil health days for landholders across the region.  She will be helping both landholders and groups to adopt innovative and sustainable farm and land...

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  • Shai Ivey taking water samples for the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project

    Rainforest people help improve water quality

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    January 28, 2020 at 4:13 am

    Mamu and Gulgnay people are helping to monitor water quality in their country through the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project. Five indigenous water quality samplers have joined the project team to help collectsamples from waterways and piezometers in the Tully and Johnstone catchments. The community-designed project is trialling different methods to improve water quality in...

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  • Organic matter under the microscope at soil health workshop

    From: Skye Orsmond
    January 9, 2020 at 1:48 am

    Organic matter - it matters!  This was the message recently delivered to a group of banana, tropical fruit and sugarcane farmers at a soil health workshop in Tully. Visiting soil expert David Hardwick from Soil Land Food covered topics including where nitrogen fertiliser goes and how nutrients cycle in the natural environment.  Tully Basin Coordinator...

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  • Message from the CEO

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    December 16, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Merry Christmas from everyone at Terrain NRM!   Thank you to all our partners for your ongoing support and commitment to delivering projects that are improving the Wet Tropics region’s water quality, biodiversity, productivity and sustainability. Some of the highlights from 2019 include:  Installing 10 treatment systems (bioreactors, wetlands and a high-efficiency sediment basin) on farms as...

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  • Water quality monitoring workshops

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 6:12 am

    Farmers are hitting the creeks to learn more about waterway health in their patch. Landholders of all ages waded into the issue recently, taking samples from Tablelands creeks to check everything from pH levels to the types of tiny creatures living in the water. Terrain NRM’s Evizel Seymour said macroinvertebrates such as dragonfly, mayfly larvae...

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  • Life memberships awarded

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 6:04 am

    Carole Sweatman, Bill Shannon and Bruce Corcoran have been named life members of Terrain NRM.

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  • Glen Ruth Station helps to protect the Reef

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 5:54 am

    Major earthworks on eroded gully systems will stop several hundred tonnes of sediment – or up to 10 semi-trailer loads – from reaching the Reef each year.

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  • Streambank work protects land and water

    From: Monica Haynes
    December 13, 2019 at 6:26 am

    A Cassowary Valley cane farmer is hoping a new rock wall will help his creek banks hold up in flood events, and stop productive land being washed away. Richard Padovan is shoring up eroding streambanks as part of a landscape remediation project funded by the Queensland Government’s Natural Resources Investment Program. Terrain NRM’s Vanessa Drysdale...

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  • Reef Champion Award winners

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    November 27, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Two Wet Tropics cane farming families, a grazing family and a water quality extension officer have won Queensland Reef Champion Awards for their work to reduce our impact on the Great Barrier Reef. These winners are Woodleigh Cattle Station’s Kate and Peter Waddell, cane farmer Lenny Parisi, cane partnership V Rossi and Sons, and the...

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