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Taking stock – pasture management is key

The Landholders Driving Change (LDC) grazier support program for 2019 kicked off with 40 producers attending a Taking Stock – Managing Pastures and Productivity Day at Weetalaba Station, near Collinsville last month.

Finding common ground on how to prevent erosion

PREVENTING and managing erosion isn’t just an issue for graziers, but one for all land managers including utilities, mines, local councils and government departments. Through its Landholders Driving Change project, NQ Dry Tropics is facilitating cross-sector collaboration…

Erosion control information never goes ‘stale’
Erosion control always topical Erosion control expert Darryl Hill constructs a whoa boy on Springview Station during the workshop. Inset: Payne's Lagoon grazier Don Wincen uses a dumpy level during the workshop ...
Gully restoration prevents erosion and promotes grass growth
Grass, not gullies follow the heavy rain at Riverview BEFORE: A blacksoil gully 500m long and 50m wide AFTER: Not even a scar and the pasture grass is thick and lush GAZING out onto lush green pasture at Riverview Station,...
Pilot weed control a win-win for farmers and the environment
A win-win for farmers and the environment Pilot project turns a problem into a plus A PILOT project is turning the problem of weed chokes in a Lower Burdekin creek into a solution that benefits farmers. NQ Dry Tropics partnered with Evolution...
Whoa boys stand up to monsoon at 6 Mile Creek Station
A series of erosion control measures installed at a grazing property south west of Home Hill have held firm despite nearly record monsoonal rainfall during February. Last September, whoa boys – a type of diversion bank – were installed along 14 km of roads throughout...

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OUR WORK

Landholders Driving Change

Landholders Driving Change is a Burdekin Major Integrated Project funded by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Reef Water Quality Program.

Protecting Biodiversity

The Protecting Biodiversity Program supports the community to protect, maintain and restore biodiversity in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region. We provide planning direction, advice, information, and practical support to mobilise community efforts in achieving this.

Strategy & Partnerships

The Strategy and Partnerships team works to establish and maintain community and industry alliances to support regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) delivery.

Sustainable Agriculture

The Sustainable Agriculture Program aims to support and empower producers in the use of best management practices for natural resource management within the agricultural industries of the Burdekin Dry Tropics NRM Region.

Waterways, Wetlands & Coasts

The Waterways, Wetlands and Coasts Program works with a range of partners to ensure waterways, wetlands and coastal areas in our region are resilient, healthy, sustainably managed, and enjoyed and respected by communities.

LATEST NRM NEWS

We are proud to present the Rapid Assessment of Soil Health (RASH) manual. It was developed in partnership with agroecologist David Hardwick, of Soil, Land, Food, and is specifically targeted at landholders in North Queensland. It demonstrates how to quickly assess some key aspects of soil and land to determine if the soil is healthy, or has constraints. Monitoring the condition of land and soil can help landholders:
• make decisions for better paddock management; 
• identify major constraints to achieving healthy and productive land; and 
• track whether current management practices are maintaining, improving or degrading the soil. 
An introduction to using this manual, assessing soil texture and the five soil health tests will soon be available as short videos.

“I have worked with a few NRM’s and NQ Dry Tropics has done the best job of understanding the need to look at the whole under management and arrange training and awareness for the entire whole. They get the award for most Holistic NRM in Australia.”

Roger S, Dec 2018

“Great people, working hard to make a difference to our local area.”

Ian McC, Jan 2016

“They are always happy to help and easy to deal with.”

Nikki H, Sept 2018

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