Plan proving useful

August 25, 2016

Plan proving useful

'Ant on palm frond' by Rebecca Stone

People using the Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country so far are satisfied with the information within and think that it reflects community values well.

A recent survey attracted a number of participants from a range of backgrounds who use the region’s natural areas for a variety of reasons, largely for outdoor recreation, urban living and lifestyle.

The main reasons people surveyed use the Plan is to:

  • view maps and data,
  • find out what’s happening in their community, and
  • find NRM information at a local scale.

Terrain’s Gary Searle said, “Whilst we’d still like to get a much bigger snapshot of what people think of the plan, this has been a really good process and we’ve gained some good insights.”

Those who have taken the time to do the survey went in the draw to win an 8 inch tablet.

“Thanks goes to all who participated, but the two lucky winners are Michelle Wanner and Boyd Lenne!” said Gary.

Feedback is always welcome as we are continually improving the Plan to make it a useful, current and relevant tool for everyone in the region.

Take a look at the plan and its great features at

Image by Rebecca Stone: "Studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Ecology and Conservation took me to some great places around Wet Tropics Region for field studies. Studies took place in Smithfield Conservation Park where I took my camera along to document the process. Snapped this little ant on a palm frond with the sun rays shining through gaps in the canopy. This reflects what I value about the region as it combines both the flora and fauna of the region – not the most exciting species you would encounter here yet just as important to the whole ecological process of the rainforest."