Tag Archives: National Landcare Program

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 ››

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 ››

New Regional Ecosystem identified in Plantation Park

The NQ Dry Tropics Biodiversity team has identified a unique ecosystem in a section of Ayr’s Plantation Park that has resulted in a regional ecosystem code being created specifically for this area of the park. Regional ecosystems (REs) are groupings of vegetation based on geology, landform, and soil, which are classified into … Continue Reading ››