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  • New online tree kangaroo mapping

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    September 18, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Online mapping is available for the first time of Lumholtz's tree kangaroo sightings and habitat... 

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  • Country-based planning for Jirrbal people

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 12:55 am

    Excitement is building amongst the Tableland’s Jirrbal people as they begin planning for a more active role in caring for country. The group is embarking on a major planning phase, which traditional owner Desley Mosquito sees as a stepping stone to new opportunities including a ranger program and the establishment of a Jirrbal indigenous protected...

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  • Almost 200 landholders at free workshops

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    September 3, 2019 at 12:48 am

    A groundswell of support for soil health and natural grazing practices has brought almost 200 Far Northern farmers to workshops on the Tablelands. Graziers, cane, banana, beef cattle, avocado and maize farmers hit the paddock and ‘classroom’ for sessions focused on maximising soil health through natural processes, grazing cattle more effectively and diversifying ground cover....

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  • Workshop: Rebuild Soil Health

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    August 19, 2019 at 2:18 am

    Internationally-respected soils and ground cover expert Dr Christine Jones is coming to the Wet Tropics to lead a free workshop...

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  • Terrain NRM on most innovative companies list

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    August 12, 2019 at 2:33 am

    We've been recognised as one of Australia and New Zealand’s most innovative companies!

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  • Community Environment Grants

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    August 6, 2019 at 12:14 am

    New grants of up to $20,000 are available through the Australian Government’s Community Environment Grants...

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  • New bioreactors for Tully and Johnstone farms

    From: Monica Haynes
    August 2, 2019 at 3:50 am

    With the help of local landholders, six new denitrification bioreactors will be installed on Wet Tropics farms, in an effort to improve water quality. Cane and banana farmers are continuing a trend in innovation when it comes to reducing the amount of nitrogen, sediment and pesticides flowing to the Great Barrier Reef, as part of...

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  • New project helps Mabi forest, cassowaries…

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    July 24, 2019 at 1:10 am

    The endangered southern cassowary is one of the winners in a new $1.9 million project to increase rainforest resilience in the Wet Tropics region. Cassowaries and the habitat they live in are under the spotlight in a four-year ‘Building Rainforest Resilience’ project, which will include revegetation work, a landholder incentives program, community grants and weed...

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  • Blending tradition and technology…

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    July 23, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Indigenous women are breaking new ground to help care for land and sea in the Wet Tropics. Cardwell’s Cindy-Lou Togo and Cairns’s Laurissa Mundraby were among the first female indigenous rangers in the Far North - and their trailblazing has inspired others to join the ranks. “I was watching the guys walking in and out...

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  • Free workshop on natural grazing methods

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 2:31 am

    The popularity of free workshops with a grazing practices expert has led to another event in August. Terrain NRM is bringing Dick Richardson back to the Tablelands for a ‘Grazing Naturally’ workshop on Wednesday 28 August – and is encouraging graziers from all over Far North Queensland to come along. Terrain’s Jen Mackenzie said Richardson’s...

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