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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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  • Water quality benefits demonstrated

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 2:26 am

    Local farmers are setting paddocks aside to demonstrate the water quality benefits possible when soil health is improved through different farming practices. Farmers are seeing evidence that healthy soil stores nutrients more efficiently, saving them money and improving the quality of water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef.  The demonstration sites are being closely monitored as part of...

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  • Full house at extension officer workshop

    From: Monica Haynes
    July 11, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Sugarcane and banana extension officers are working together to increase the uptake of land management practices that are sustainable, profitable and help to improve water quality in the Wet Tropics region. Farming extension officers from across the Far North met at a workshop in Innisfail recently, held to improve communication and collaboration within and across...

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  • Terrain begins recruitment campaign for new CEO

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    July 10, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Terrain NRM chief executive officer Carole Sweatman is stepping down from her role, after nine years leading natural resource management in the Wet Tropics region. Ms Sweatman, who is well-known for her work building partnerships and industry-leading initiatives, has announced her resignation - but will continue with Terrain for up to eight months to ensure...

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  • FNQ farmers embrace soil programs to build climate resilience

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    July 1, 2019 at 2:12 am

    Farmers across Far North Queensland are digging into a range of soil management programs to help secure their futures against changing climate conditions. The projects are focused on helping farmers shift to farming systems that build organic matter, support soil health, increase biodiversity, improve water cycling and capture carbon, which will help them adapt to...

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  • Four year project to improve native vegetation

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    June 26, 2019 at 6:14 am

    A new $641,000 project will help to protect native vegetation in the Wet Tropics. Terrain NRM is working with local councils and the Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils on a four-year project to improve 1000 hectares of native vegetation through tree-planting, weed control, assisted regeneration and fire management. The initiative, funded by the...

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  • Message from CEO, Chair

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    June 25, 2019 at 12:52 am

    After nine amazing years at Terrain NRM, it is time for me to leave and explore new career opportunities...

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  • New Emerging Leader on Terrain NRM Board

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 12:29 am

    A big welcome to Megan Kadic, who is Terrain NRM Board's new 'Emerging Leader'...

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  • Zuni bowls to stop erosion

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    June 19, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Far Northern graziers are trialling new ways to tackle erosion in their efforts to improve productivity and protect the Great Barrier Reef. Tablelands graziers Owen Rankine and Roma Starczewska opened their gates to watershed restoration specialists, earthmovers and farmers recently while the Far North’s first farmland ‘Zuni bowl’ was constructed. The initiative is part of...

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