Local Solutions for People and Planet

Positive and sustainable futures

Terrain NRM is an independent, not for profit community-based environmental management organisation. We think innovatively and act collaboratively, combining the latest science with local knowledge to develop sustainable solutions to increase the resilience of the rainforests, reefs and landscapes of Australia’s Wet Tropics region.

Cassowary Credits Market

Eco-system services markets are a way to attract new investment into environmental projects. They provide landholders with an income for undertaking work for the public good. Terrain NRM is exploring the concept of a 'Cassowary Credit' scheme, similar to carbon or reef credits, that would pay landholders to restore rainforest habitat. A Cassowary Credit would be a quantified and certified ‘biodiversity unit’ that could be openly traded. And landholders could combine this with a carbon credit to increase the payments from their habitat restoration.
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Innovation Award for Terrain NRM

Terrain NRM was listed in AFR/Boss Magazine's Most Innovative Companies in Australia and New Zealand List for 2019. Based on a rigorous assessment of internal elements such as innovation, culture, strategy, resources and process, which demonstrate a sustainable and repeatable approach to innovation, the award is a recognition of Terrain's long history of pushing boundaries and searching for new solutions to environmental challenges.
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Wet Tropics NRM Plan

The Wet Tropics NRM Plan for People & Country is an award-winning natural resource management plan that outlines the region's priorities for funding, projects and activities with regards to protecting and restoring our natural environment. It was developed by Terrain NRM after extensive consultation with the community and is now available as an online resource with an extensive library of information and planning tools for landholders, community groups, governments and policy makers. Go to www.wettropicsplan.org.au to find out more.
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Reef Credits

Reef Credits – similar to carbon credits – is Australia’s first market-based system providing ecosystem service payments in exchange for making changes to reduce nutrient, pesticide and sediment run-off to the Great Barrier Reef. It also offers a measurable, verifiable and audited system that guarantees a result for investors. The scheme was developed via a unique partnership between Terrain NRM and GreenCollar, a leading environmental markets developer.
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LATEST NEWS

Farm Demo Sites Show Water Quality Effects

Farm Demo Sites Show Water Quality Effects

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Demonstration sites at Tully Sugar contribute to a growing understanding of nitrogen losses
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Agriculture Innovation Trials

Agriculture Innovation Trials

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Agriculture Innovation Trials

Agriculture Innovation Trials

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Terrain NRM, PO Box 1756, Innisfail QLD 4860