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Landcare Week bus tour highlights community sustainability projects

A bus tour to celebrate National Landcare Week gave more than 20 volunteers from Ayr, Townsville and Magnetic Island a chance to visit project sites and share ideas on sustainable land management. NQ Dry Tropics partnered with local landcare groups to organise the tour, which began with a visit to Ross River … Continue Reading ››

Volunteers defy Cyclone Debbie to complete Queens Beach project

It takes more than a severe tropical cyclone to deter the dedicated volunteers of the Queens Beach Action Group (QBAG) from looking after Bowen’s longest beach. Despite Debbie’s best efforts, QBAG recently completed a project on time to restore native habitat and protect eroding dunes at Yasso Point on Queens Beach in … Continue Reading ››

Land improvement project benefits grazing productivity and endangered finch

The head of a project designed to support dwindling populations of Black-throated Finch located on grazing properties in North Queensland has said that it is also benefiting pasture cover and productivity. NQ Dry Tropics’ Conserving Black-throated Finch Habitat project, funded by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, is putting nearly $85,000 towards … Continue Reading ››

Positive practice change helps Reef

Determined to embrace positive management practice change, Kale and Karin Robinson, of Hillsborough Station, are working to improve pasture on their Ravenswood grazing property to achieve a sustainable and profitable enterprise. Since taking over the property two years ago, the Robinson’s are improving pasture by using grass budgeting to match stocking rates to available forage, spelling … Continue Reading ››

Grazier ideas forming basis of Landholders Driving Change action plan

A member of NQ Dry Tropics’ Landholders Driving Change project team has described how graziers’ ideas are being developed into a program of actions to tackle gully erosion and improve land management practices.

Jane Waterhouse, a water quality scientist at James Cook University,  is working alongside graziers, other scientists and … Continue Reading ››