WHAT WE DO
Terrain’s mission is to empower communities to solve our region’s environmental challenges, together.
For nearly 20 years we’ve been working with over 50 organisations and thousands of landholders to strengthen the health and resilience of the reefs, waterways, forests, soils and landscapes of the Wet Tropics.
We bring people together and build partnerships. We combine science, technical expertise, local and traditional knowledge to solve environmental problems. We think strategically, we push boundaries and we search for innovative solutions.
We are part of Australia’s network of natural resource management bodies, specialising in the planning, design and delivery of projects to maintain and restore the natural resources that sustain life.
OUR CORE SERVICES
Our award winning approach to planning combines the latest science with local knowledge to provide independent, balanced and objective information, prioritise actions and design solutions to the most pressing environmental challenges in the Wet Tropics.
We are the custodians of the region’s natural resource management plan that was developed after extensive community consultation. We have built a huge library of knowledge and information about the Wet Tropics environment over the past 15 years which is publicly available through the Wet Tropics Plan for People & Country, an interactive website to identify the community’s priorities for funding NRM projects that includes mapping tools for the community.
From monitoring endangered mahogany gliders to real-time water quality monitoring, we undertake a range of environmental activities.
We have successfully project managed and delivered many on-ground projects ranging from small budget ones to large and complex projects resulting in significant environmental outcomes.
From soil health and natural grazing practices to fire management and revegetation techniques, we build knowledge and capacity in the community and empower individuals and groups to undertake their own projects.
We’ve been recognised nationally for our innovative culture and systems. We are leading the development of new eco-system service markets and we support the trial of new environmental management systems and processes.
We build awareness of environmental challenges in the region and engage Traditional Owners, community groups and landholders in on-ground projects.