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  • Tree-planting for mahogany gliders

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    February 18, 2020 at 1:28 am

    Hundreds of trees are being planted to help the endangered mahogany glider. Crews of tree-planters are extending wildlife corridors between Tully and Townsville - the only region in the world that this glider calls home. Terrain NRM’s Jacqui Diggins said the work was being done on private land to connect sections of woodland, as part...

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  • CEO’s Message

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    February 10, 2020 at 3:11 am

    2020 has started with new projects and welcome news that others will be extended. The ground-breaking Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project – with its innovations ranging from trial bioreactors to intensive water quality monitoring and Reef Credits - will now run until June 2021 thanks to additional Queensland Government funding. There was also good news...

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  • Greening Thomatis Creek

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 3:07 am

    Three years of tree-planting at Holloways Beach is reaping rewards for volunteers. Wildlife is returning to a stretch of eroded land where almost 200 people have helped plant thousands of trees. The land is beside Thomatis Creek about 2km from the ocean – a stretch that was once cleared but later left unused and partly...

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  • Dig deeper into soil health

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 3:01 am

    Farmers are excavating on their properties to learn more about soil health. Fishery Falls cane farmer Glen Anderson, Tully cane growers John and Kate Knight and Mutchilba lime and tea tree growers Michelle and Ante Milicevic are among the numbers digging deep pits for field days that have brought primary producers together from all over...

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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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