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  • Wet Tropics Finalists – Reef Champion Awards

    From: Monica Haynes
    November 1, 2019 at 3:26 am

    An Innisfail extension officer, a Tablelands grazier couple and a trailblazing sugar industry partnership are amongst the finalists in this year’s Reef Champion Awards. The Awards, run by the Reef Alliance with support from the Australian and Queensland governments, recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations working to improve the quality of water entering...

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  • Cattle station helps to protect the Reef

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    October 3, 2019 at 12:21 am

    A remote cattle property in Far North Queensland is doing its bit to help the Great Barrier Reef. Tirrabella Cattle Station’s Fitchett family will prevent more than 150 tonnes of sediment – equivalent to seven semi-trailer loads - from reaching the Reef each year through a recently-completed rock chute on their grazing land in the...

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  • Rainforest Recovery Network forms

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 12:13 am

    A new group focused on threatened rainforest species has formed in the Wet Tropics region. The Rainforest Recovery Network is bringing together scientists, government bodies, conservation groups, traditional owners, natural resource management organisations and industry to improve the lot of cassowaries, Mabi forest and coastal rainforest. Terrain NRM’s Tony O’Malley said the network’s first role...

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  • Creek crossings to stop erosion

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    October 2, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Creek crossings built on a Tablelands farm are the latest stage in a major project to tackle erosion, improve productivity for graziers and better protect the Great Barrier Reef. Beef cattle breeder Rob Pagano has been working with Terrain NRM on his Tarzali property where stream banks and springs dissect the land and cause erosion...

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  • Digging Deeper Plus soil health program

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    September 26, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Free soil tests and on-farm soil health advice are again on offer to Far Northern farmers. The popularity of a ‘Digging Deeper Plus’ soil health program has led natural resource management organisation Terrain NRM to run a second round for farmers across all industries. Terrain NRM’s Rowan Shee said there are places for 18 landholders,...

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  • New Board positions

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    September 23, 2019 at 6:16 am

    We are seeking two new directors for the Terrain NRM Board. For more information about the positions, please visit this website's Our Board and Employment pages:

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  • Stewart Christie to be Terrain’s new CEO

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    September 19, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Terrain NRM’s Board is delighted to announce that Stewart Christie has been appointed as the organisation’s next Chief Executive Officer.

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  • ‘Cassowary Credits’: Like carbon credits…

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    September 18, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    A new independently verified and tradeable ‘Cassowary Credit’ aims to attract new investment sources and boost the funds available to landholders for habitat restoration. Terrain NRM is working with private industry, government, scientists, indigenous groups and wildlife experts to explore the potential of this new ecosystems services market scheme. Put simply, Cassowary Credits would involve...

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  • New online tree kangaroo mapping

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    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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