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  • Cultural site restored from dump

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    May 24, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Ranger Coordinator Jimmy Richards at the native tree planting by the roadsie of Bundi Lake Gunggandji Land and Sea Rangers are working with Traditional Owners to restore an area of cultural significance near Yarrabah, turning it from a dumping ground to a place they can use for gathering food, bush medicine, socialising and recreation. Ranger...

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  • Terrain works hand in hand with Community NRM Groups

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    May 19, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Coastcare members planting at Holloways Beach Terrain NRM has sponsored two struggling community groups to access funding and take a step closer to making a difference in their local area autonomously. Many community NRM groups find it hard to access grants because they are not incorporated.  “Funding bodies generally prefer to deal with an experienced...

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  • Funding attracts valuable vigor

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    May 16, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Volunteers at a planting earlier this year organised by TREAT (Courtesy: Barbara Lansky) TREAT (Trees for the Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands Inc) is contributing $30K worth of their own experience, knowledge and skills to a project boosted by Terrain NRM to join the wildlife corridor from the Lake Eacham section of Crater Lakes National Park...

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  • Large scale soil restoration with tea brew

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    May 10, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Michael and Peter Ottone with a great crop of pineapples Michael Ottone and his brother Peter have been undergoing revolutionary changes on their pineapple, watermelon and cane crops.   They are using local soil flora to make a special home-brew compost tea and drastically reducing the need for synthetic fertilisers and fungicides. The brothers are...

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  • Weeds and wildlife draws a crowd to corridor

    From: Dianne Mauloni
    April 26, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Nigel Tucker from Biotropica engaging with interested landholders at Smiths Gap Eager to learn about revegetation and weed control with minimum effort, a large crowd showed up at the ‘Weeds and Wildlife’ event at Smiths Gap earlier this month. The Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation (C4) held the Open Day in the middle of...

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  • Wet Tropics Recovery Teams to help model the nation

    From: Kathryn Dryden
    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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