Tag Archives: National Landcare Program

Landcare groups learn mapping skills at Magnetic Island workshop

Community volunteers from local environmental groups recently attended a free Geographical Information Systems workshop on Magnetic Island. The NQ Dry Tropics event, funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, taught participants the tools, skills and knowledge to complete Geographic Information Systems tasks with Queensland Globe mapping software. These tasks can be … Continue Reading ››

National Volunteer Week

Community nursery volunteers celebrate National Volunteer Week
Native plant nursery volunteers from Townsville and Ayr celebrated National Volunteer Week by visiting the Whitsunday Landcare Nursery in Proserpine to exchange nursery management knowledge, including skills around raising native plants from seeds. The visit was hosted by the NQ Dry Tropics Strengthening Communities … Continue Reading ››

Charters Towers Traditional Owners focus on ways to record and archive their history

A workshop held in Charters Towers this week supported members of the local Gudjal Traditional Owner group to capture and archive key information about their country and cultural history.

The NQ Dry Tropics event,  funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, focused on ways of recording Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) such as elder … Continue Reading ››

Pasture and grazing management key to productivity

Nineteen graziers and land managers representing 10 enterprises met recently at Toomba Station, north of Charters Towers, for the first of a four-part series of NQ Dry Tropics Grazing Management courses.

Participants learned how well-managed grazing can stimulate growth of preferred pasture species, improve rainfall infiltration and moisture retention, and protect against erosion. They also … Continue Reading ››

Community groups share $70,000

Community groups share $70,000 funding for environmental projects Community groups in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region will share almost $70,000 to deliver a range of local on-ground environmental projects under the 2017-2018 NQ Dry Tropics Community Landcare Grants Program. Nine community groups successfully applied for funding of up to $10,000 to deliver 11 projects across the … Continue Reading ››

Soil health key to improving grazing productivity

Landholders will have the chance to learn how improving soil health can benefit their bottom line at  NQ Dry Tropics’ upcoming Healthy Soils Healthy Profits field day near Bowen on Wednesday 11 October.

NQ Dry Tropics project officer Sharon Cunial said the event, at Salisbury Plains 30km north of Bowen, aims to get landholders thinking … Continue Reading ››

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 ››