Tag Archives: Strategy & Partnerships

Going back to the future to tackle Tilapia threat

Traditional knowledge is being harnessed to fight the growing tilapia threat in the Lower Burdekin. NQ Dry Tropics and Traditional Owners are partnering to trial an indigenous technique that uses native plant material to capture fish without impacting water quality. A pilot project is about to begin, focused on removing the … 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 ››

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 ››

“Unlikely bedfellows” working together

“Unlikely bedfellows” working together to improve land condition Fifth-generation grazier Bristow Hughes believes that bringing graziers, scientists and technical experts around the table to design gully erosion solutions and improve water quality is already yielding positive results. “For me, the best thing about the Landholders Driving Change project is that we are a … Continue Reading ››

Traditional Owners Grants

Traditional Owners Grants helping to protect land and preserve knowledge.

Five Traditional Owner groups in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region have been carrying out projects to manage landscapes and preserve cultural heritage thanks to NQ Dry Tropics’ Traditional Owner Grants programme.

The Jangga, Wiri, Gia, Birriah and Jagalingou groups have shared a total of … Continue Reading ››

Landscape Regeneration

Charters Towers workshop focuses on landscape regeneration More than 30 graziers and growers attended a two-day workshop at Wambiana Station near Charters Towers last week that focused on regenerating and restoring production landscapes. Renowned agrarian expert Darren Doherty of Regrarians Ltd. ran the workshop, which addressed key issues such as the importance of long-term planning, … Continue Reading ››

Community groups’ Townsville forum

Community groups share knowledge and achievements at Townsville forum
Landcare group representatives from as far afield as Barcaldine, Charters Towers and Bowen travelled to Townsville last week to share experiences, troubleshoot problems, and explore new opportunities at a Community Landcare Forum hosted by NQ Dry Tropics. From desert uplands to coastal wetlands, landcare groups have been working … Continue Reading ››

Landcare Grants 2016-2017

Community groups in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region will share in over $110,000 to deliver a range of local on-ground environmental projects under the 2016-2017 NQ Dry Tropics Community Landcare Grants Programme.

NQ Dry Tropics CEO, Dr Scott Crawford, thanked the Australian Government for funding the initiative through its National Landcare ProgrammeContinue Reading ››