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  • Plan proving useful

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    August 25, 2016 at 9:21 am

    'Ant on palm frond' by Rebecca Stone People using the Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country so far are satisfied with the information within and think that it reflects community values well. A recent survey attracted a number of participants from a range of backgrounds who use the region’s natural areas for a variety...

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  • Local Farmers Help Spread the Word

    From: Elaine Seager
    at 4:48 am

    With up to 600 people expected to converge on Cairns at the end of October for the National Biological Farming Conference, local farmers are lining up to help spread the word. This is the second National Biological Farming Conference to be held in Australia and reflects a growing trend towards sustainable food production and biological...

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  • Position Available – Wet Tropics Report Card Executive Officer

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    at 2:16 am

    The role of the Executive Officer will be to coordinate, support and help expand the Wet Tropics Healthy Waterways Partnership in the development of the annual Wet Tropics Water Quality Report Card. The position will be employed by, and report to Terrain NRM, but be responsible to the Wet Tropics Healthy Waterways Partnership, which will...

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  • 11 Job Opportunities for Reef Available

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    at 2:03 am

    The Wet Tropics Sugar Industry Partnership has eleven job opportunities available. Applications are invited to those who want to help make a positive difference to the Great Barrier Reef and Cane Farming in Queensland’s Wet Tropics.   Funded through the Australian Government’s Reef Trust Phase III, your job will be to deliver water quality, productivity...

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  • Government agrees to all Reef Taskforce recommendations

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    August 23, 2016 at 6:18 am

    'Fishes' by Julie Johnston From the Office of the Great Barrier Reef: The Queensland Government has agreed or agreed in principle with all ten recommendations from the Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce. The Government announced immediate support for four recommendations (two major integrated projects, increased extension, funding for innovation, and expanded monitoring) when it...

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  • Zero impact approach to stock watering

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    August 12, 2016 at 2:41 am

    The Upper Herbert River now fenced off from cattle on the Fry's property (Source: Bernie English) Owners of a 5,000 acre breeder block at the headwaters of the Herbert River have fenced off 10km of river frontage and installed watering troughs to significantly reduce the amount of sediment flowing from the property to the Great...

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  • 3-phase Project Powers Farmer and Reef

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    August 10, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Dennis Byrnes pushing some of his cattle over a new reinforced crossing. The Byrnes family have improved their production, the health of their land, and the quality of water running off the farm to the Great Barrier Reef as a result of some significant land management changes. They have also employed erosion control measures and...

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  • Your Backyard Story Map

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    August 2, 2016 at 1:32 am

    One of the images in the Story Map about our Backyard (Wallaman Falls during TC Ita Flood by Jacqui Richards) More and more story maps are being added to the Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country. What WE love about our BACKYARD is one with fantastic images of some of the natural resources dotted around the...

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  • Pay Dirt: National Biological Farming Conference and Expo – Cairns, 28-30 Oct 2016

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    July 29, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Paul and Gabe Brown on their farm in North Dakota, USA. To hit pay dirt: to discover something of value; to get to the basic facts of something. It’s all about soil in the far north as the countdown to the National Biological Farming Conference in Cairns in late October starts in earnest.   Internationally renowned...

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  • Call for More ‘Reef’ Partners

    From: Elaine Seager
    at 4:56 am

    Minister Miles and Chair Ryan Donnelly at the launch of the Partnership The health of the Great Barrier Reef can be enhanced by working together as a community to improve local waterways, according to the Wet Tropics Healthy Waterways Partnership.      The Partnership, an initiative of the Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan, was...

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