Contributions to the Cape York NRM Healthy Country Newsletter are welcome

Articles are invited for submission in Cape York NRM’s Healthy Country Newsletter. The newsletter is distributed to over 2000 people and organisations, providing the opportunity to share Cape York’s natural resource management practices far and wide.

The newsletter reaches Cape York NRM members, government organisations and funding partners, land and sea managers, Traditional Owners, other NRM bodies, graziers, farmers, businesses, tourism bodies, conservation groups and the general public.

Improving fire management and developing monitoring systems for Fire on the East Coast

Training and mentoring will be provided with Traditional Ecological Knowledge with Indigenous and non-Indigenous land managers in East Coast catchments on fire management practices. This training will include mapping and monitoring training with four Indigenous organisations, development of relevant monitoring tools for East Coast fire management and data collection to document on-ground management.

Collaborative way forward for fire management on Cape York

Over 100 people meet in Cairns this week to discuss their fire management and carbon projects on Cape York.  This included land managers from local government, cattle stations, Traditional Owner groups, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and representatives from the Rural Fire Service.

Every year, wildfire impacts thousands of hectares of Cape York affecting livelihoods, plants, animals and delicate ecosystems. There are 33 savanna burning projects across Cape York, creating a new industry for Cape York’s land managers.

Funds flow to Cape York graziers for good fire management practices

ABC Rural reports that "Twenty-one graziers in the Cape York region of far north Queensland have secured $36 million, to conduct savannah burning projects, with the money coming just in time to pay down debts and prevent the hottest savannah fires".  Check out their story here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-13/carbon-farmers-second-auction/6938...