Tag Archives: Weeds

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 ››

Beware of sagittaria spread

River users urged to beware of sagittaria spread
As a local not-for-profit organisation that helps the Burdekin Dry Tropics community to sustainably manage its natural resources, NQ Dry Tropics said it was important that Ross River users understood the risks of cross-contamination for North Queensland waterways. NQ Dry Tropics chief executive officer Scott Crawford said Ross River … Continue Reading ››

Weed Identification Workshop

Weed workshop spreads the word about invasive species
Over forty participants attended NQ Dry Tropics’ Weed Identification Workshop, aimed at increasing local knowledge about regional priority weeds in the Townsville area. The event, held on the banks of the Ross River at Apex Park, Rasmussen, was supported through funding from the Queensland Government. It featured presentations from local, regional … Continue Reading ››

Threatened Species Strategy

NQ Dry Tropics gets behind Australian Government Threatened Species initiative.
NQ Dry Tropics has welcomed the Australian Government’s new Threatened Species Strategy, launched by Environment Minister Greg Hunt MP at the recent Threatened Species summit, held at Melbourne Zoo. Bandicoots, bettongs, numbats and malas, the regent honeyeater, orange-bellied parrots and bilbies are amongst 20 mammals … Continue Reading ››