Linking Burdekin Landholders to their frontage country
NQ Dry Tropics is working with landholders in the Upper Burdekin catchment to find ways to manage grazing pressure to maintain productive frontage pastures and minimise impacts on waterways and wetlands.
The Linking Burdekin landholders to their frontage country for vegetation, and soil quality gains project, will run from 2018 until June 2022, and is funded by the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, under the Natural Resources Investment Program.
It is taking a ‘ground-up’ approach that combines landholders’ knowledge with the latest scientific research to develop and trial solutions designed to remove social, financial and technical barriers to practice change.
Two cluster groups of neighbouring properties in the Upper Burdekin Basin have been established, to help landholders, supported by industry experts, to develop a suite of tailored complementary property management activities that will improve land condition and water quality outcomes as well as optimise animal production.
Project partners include Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Charters Towers and Tablelands Regional councils, Dalrymple Landcare and the Regional Pest Management Group.