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 ››
Dr Romy Greiner, Environmental Economist, Director River Consulting Pty Ltd
Government policies and programs that target an ‘average’ landholder will appeal to few. Instead, successful policies and programs must respond to the many different situations that landholders experience, and the range of challenges they face … Continue Reading ››
Dr Scott Crawford, CEO, NQ Dry Tropics
Watching graziers, scientists and government staff work side by side to design solutions to improve land condition and water quality is exciting – and one of the groundbreaking aspects of the Landholders Driving Change project. Graziers know their land best, and … Continue Reading ››
Associate Professor Andrew Brooks – Griffith Centre for Coastal Management – Griffith University
Gullies are a nuisance for landholders; undermining fences, stockyards and roads – and eventually contributing to reduced available productive land. They are also a major source of sediment runoff into local waterways and the Great Barrier … Continue Reading ››
Graziers and scientists unite to design land and water quality solutions.
“Working with scientists has been surprising. They are just like us. They want our input and have been putting the water science information into our language, so it's understandable”.
So says Tom Murphy, one of four graziers sitting alongside scientists and technical experts … Continue Reading ››