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Latest news from Terrain NRM - March 2020
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News from CEO Stewart Christie

As the world adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic, Terrain NRM is taking proactive steps to continue operations while minimising any risk to staff, contractors, partners and the general public.
We are cancelling or postponing events including public workshops, field days and face-to-face meetings... Stewart's full message.

Tree-planting, nature refuge grants

Endangered cassowaries and Mabi rainforests are the winners... We've awarded grants to Barron Catchment Care, Kuranda Conservation, C4 and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service to extend wildlife corridors and create nature refuges.  Learn more.  It's part of our Building Rainforest Resilience Project, funded by the Aust Govt's National Landcare Program. 

Innovative run-off solutions

Banana grower Gavin Devaney has transformed his farm near Innisfail. And the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project team is using two acres to trial an in-drain wetland. Read more. This project is funded by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Reef Water Quality Program. 

Tackling erosion with trees 

Thousands of trees are being planted on Tablelands grazing properties in a boon for landholders, waterways and the Great Barrier Reef. It's part of our Upper Johnstone Integrated Project which also includes earthworks and grazier workshops. Learn more. This project is funded by the Queensland Govt's Natural Resource Investment Program.

Hear from Doug Crees... 

Hear from cane farmer Doug Crees in this video.  A new stool splitter & fertiliser box helped him to apply his fertiliser underground...thanks to a grant from the Australian Govt's Reef Trust III program and support from extension officers through the Wet Tropics Sugar Industry Partnership. 

Help us to revise the NRM Plan

We've started a major review of the Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country - and we're looking forward to hearing from you all. We've been speaking with people in the southern Tablelands and Upper Herbert over the last two months. Find out here what they've had to say and how you can have your say too.

Stabilising creekbanks 

Mossman farm land washed away in floods in 2018... but a project to repair riverbanks with engineered earthworks and revegetation is stabilising land for the future. Check out this new 3-minute video starring Richard Padovan and Carmen Henning-White. Our project is funded by the Qld Govt's Natural Resources Investment Program. 

Planting for mahogany gliders

Hundreds of trees are being planted to help the endangered mahogany glider. Trees went in at a Bilyana property recently to connect woodland. It's part of our 'Tackling Woodland Threats’ project. Read more. This project is supported by Terrain NRM through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

About Terrain NRM

One of 54 regional natural resource management bodies around Australia, Terrain NRM is a not-for-profit organisation working with local partners in the Wet Tropics region to ensure our soil, water, landscapes, plants and animals remain healthy and continue to support great communities.

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