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  • Wet Tropics Recovery Teams to help model the nation

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    April 26, 2016 at 6:41 am

    One of the working groups participating in a larger collaborative meeting Learnings from Wet Tropics Recovery teams are going to be used to help inform the Australian Government’s Best Practice Management Guidelines for Recovery teams across the nation.  Learnings from a collaborative Recovery Team meeting in Innisfail earlier this month will be taken to a...

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  • Strong interest in Plan for Wet Tropics

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    April 21, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Gary Searle from Terrain hands Tablet to one of the lucky winners Nadine O'Brien Interest continues to grow in the Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country since it was launched in Cairns in November 2015. A recent ‘feedback’ competition on the Plan’s Facebook page has attracted a lot of interest from the public with the...

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  • Lots to celebrate at Barrett’s Lagoon

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    at 7:47 am

    Weeds and Wildlife Open Day at Smiths Gap - April 2016 Cane farmers and traditional owners celebrated together their achievements of restoring an area of environmental importance in Tully.  Barrett’s Lagoon was a hive of activity on Saturday 16th April when a cross section of the Tully community came together to celebrate two events - the restoration of the Lagoon...

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  • Farmers on a bus to an innovative future

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    April 5, 2016 at 4:41 am

    The zonal tillage machine used in precision agriculture on Ben Poggioli’s farm on the Tablelands (Source: Fiona George) Some of North Queensland’s most forward-thinking land managers will celebrate agricultural innovation, and share knowledge on a cross-regional bus tour from 12-14 April 2016. The Innovation in Agriculture Bus Tour will visit properties across the Wet Tropics, Burdekin...

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  • Farmers and Gulnay restore Barretts Lagoon area

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    at 4:26 am

    Cane farmers discuss weed management with partners. The community is invited to celebrate two successful projects in the Barretts Lagoon area with a BBQ on Saturday 16th April. One project involves farmers restoring the lagoon and the other involves traditional owners managing coastal country. Canegrowers manager Peter Lucy said hymenachne in wetlands has been problematic...

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  • Fighting weeds with steam

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    at 3:16 am

    Councils, farmers, community groups and traditional owners at one of the field days.  Steam technology to kill weeds was demonstrated at farms around the region last week. Terrain NRM (Terrain) has worked to pull together a range of land managers to see Blue Hand Steam's technology in action so to provide an alternative to traditional...

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  • Grant kick-starts a great night-life for wildlife

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    March 29, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Rainforest Rescue Nursery. NightWings stock awaiting transport to the NightWings land for planting An ambitious and unique revegetation project is being undertaken to extend new habitat for a plethora of native fauna including the endangered Southern Cassowary and Bennett’s Tree Kangaroo. Nightwings Rainforest Centre has received a Community NRM Grant of $30,000 from Terrain NRM...

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  • Kuranda Group to Keep Up the Crazy Momentum

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    at 5:45 am

    Yellow Crazy Ant on Myola frog.  Photo taken by Mikhaila Jacoby The Yellow Crazy Ant population will continue to be under threat thanks to Kuranda Envirocare who are leading a program designed to eradicate the species in a Kuranda suburb with the assistance of a Community NRM Grant from Terrain NRM.  Since 2013 residents of...

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  • Weeding Help for Wildlife Corridor Landholders

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    March 18, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Five year old 'Cassy' from Smiths Gap is looking forward to less weeds and more habitat (Source: Valerie Boll) If you live in a wildlife corridor and want to control weeds with minimum effort, then this is for you!  The Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation (C4) are holding an Open Day on Saturday 2 April in...

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  • Fired Up Over Fireweed

    From: Elaine Seager
    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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