Terrain NRM eNewsletter | March  2015

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WTMA  now have a Wet Tropics Researcher Directory live on their  web page.

March 2015

From Carole...


The whole Wet Tropics community has an opportunity to work with others to determine local priorities for natural resource and cultural management. These priorities will be used to help coordinate projects, allocate local grants and seek future funding.  Topics such as soils, native vegetation, agriculture, pests and weeds and water quality could be on the table at a local workshop near you. 
The workshops will also be an opportunity for the community to hear about some of the latest regional scientific information and mapping including climate forecasts.

We hope to see you at one of the workshops. More about the workshops can be found in the media release 'Communities to build solutions for local natural and cultural resources'.

Other News & Links

- Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk - Premier calls on all Queenslanders to support the banana industry
- North Queensland Register -Attendees unite for Project Catalyst dinner 
 -Minister for State Development & Minister for Natural Resources and Mines - Vegetation management business as usual
- Brisbane - Endangered cassowaries dying on Queensland road
- The Threatened Species Commissioner report to the Minister for the Environment - February 2015 
 - GBRMPA - public comment re: capital dredge material disposal

Reef 2050 plan admirable, but targets for GBR water quality can't be achieved

ABC Rural: (Terrain NRM) says the Federal Government's new targets for improving water quality on the Great Barrier Reef are admirable, but cannot be achieved within the timeframe. Read more

Landholders learn how to use fire

Using fire to manage vegetation thickening on grazing land whilst encouraging habitat for the endangered mahogany glider is one land management option Mick and Emily Krunes have been investigating for their property in Kennedy. Read more
Wet Tropics’ farmers made the most of their last opportunity to access a slice of the last round of Reef Program Water Quality Grants. a total of 359 farmers registered interest in a grant to improve water quality running off their land. Read more

Notices & Upcoming Events

Reef, Range & Red Dust Conference, Caloundra 31 Aug to 2 Sept. To book email:
Thursday 23rd April - Herbert Cane Industry Walk & Talk Day
- Wet Tropics Plan workshops: 28th April to 14th May

- Tuesday 5 May - Herbert Harvesting Forum
- Friday 8th May - Herbert sustainable farming systems group
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