Status: Active

Cape Create – Transforming Trash LitterEd Environmental Arts project will create art works and sculptures using recycled rubbish in an educational awareness program designed for major events and schools in areas where illegal dumping or littering are particularly evident on Cape York. Once this Program is designed and implemented we envision that it can be rolled out in other regions.
This project will produce a series of fact sheets for 30 species of grasses found on Quinkan Country.

This small grant supports the installation of moisture sensors in paddocks in preperation to farmworks and workshops, on the Kureen property.

This programme is delivering natural resource management services that aim to maintain and build ecosystem function and landscape resilience through improved water, soil, fire and integrated pest management.

Mt Louis Station is committed to the eradication of weeds on the property, with specific emphasis on the reduction of weeds in the streams and waterways. The property is situated next to a coastal environment and high water quality aids a healthy reef environment, along with healthy land based ecosystems.

This project was a joint collaboration, initiated by Nyacha Kumopinta Aboriginal Corporation, Wolverton Station and the relevant TO’s within this area whose desires were to see viable, robust and mutually beneficial relationships; working to achieve practical outcomes whilst delivering significant environmental and social benefits.

Status: Closed

This project was a joint collaboration, initiated by Nyacha Kumopinta Aboriginal Corporation, Lochinvar Station and the relevant TO’s within this area whose desires were to see viable, robust and mutually beneficial relationships; working to achieve practical outcomes whilst delivering significant environmental and social benefits.

This project sought to continue the trial of traditional fire management techniques on Kins Plain's in order to halt the overtaking of weeds and exotic grasses on the property with the continued expressed permission of the property owners Darryl and Linda Paradise.

The Normanby River is the fourth largest river system flowing into the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) lagoon, and the largest on Cape York. Grazing is the most extensive land use in the catchment, with low density grazing occurring across the majority of the catchment.

The Taepithiggi Batavia Clan Group Aboriginal Corporation (TBCAC), formed following the Old Mapoon Aboriginal Corporation’s establishment in 2013, represents the custodians of country stretching from the Wenlock and Ducie rivers, Cape York.

This project was aimed at reinstatement and rehabilitation of Weipa waterfront from damage done by Cyclone Oswald, preventing the loss of culturally significant melaleuca stands and foreshore protection, and formally establishing a Weipa Community Garden and Western Cape Landcare Group.

This QLD Government investment provided support and assistance to Indigenous applicants in developing new business and economic proposals to enable them to effectively navigate processes under the Wild Rivers legislation.

This project is part of the Cape York NRM Sustainable Agriculture Project, and establishes a demonstration site focused on soil health, land condition, fire and water management, economic baselines and benchmarks.

It highlights the adoption of sustainable land management practices and establishes good practice for road construction and fencing on Yarraden Station.

30 Mar 2017

Queensland producers now have access to grants of up to $2500 to help tackle family business and succession planning thanks to the Queensland Government.

Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development Bill Byrne said the Farm Management Grants would help producers to access professional advice on these important matters.

20 Jan 2017

These ‘Flood ready … flood safe’ factsheets are a helpful guide and information source to help landholders prepare for, and cope with, floods. They were developed by the Regional Groups Collective with funding from the Queensland Government.

Click on these direct links to the fact sheets below:

01 Dec 2015

The October/November 2015 issue R.M.Williams OUTBACK magazine' story Tip Top by Ken Eastwood, featured extensive coverage of Cape York.

30 Jul 2015

Beef cattle producers from across Cape York will converge in Laura next week for Cape York Natural Resource Management’s Beef Cattle Producer Roundtable.

The two day event will feature topics critical to the big issues facing Cape York’s beef cattle industry including changes to lease arrangements, fire management, pest and weed management and business development.

21 Dec 2014

Cape York NRM proudly supports end of year awards at Western Cape College and Cooktown State School.

Each year the organisation encourages a Year 10 student who exells at school studies and in natural resource management wihtin the community, to continue their studies with an intended future involved with natural resource management.

01 Dec 2014

The Department of Environment and Resource Management has released the guide Managing Grazing Lands in Queensland. in_qld.pdf

01 Dec 2014

Wendy Seabrook from Cooktown Food Connect attended the RegenAg Holistic Management Course on Holistic Grazing Techniques at Jervoise Station, Greenvale in 2011.

14 Jul 2014

Moblie phones are the new tools for farmers and community members providing access for localised mapping of pest animals and damage caused into the popular website FeralScan.  The new apps use the latest technology produced by the Invasive Animals CRC.

For futher information or to download, visit:

14 Jul 2014

The Animal Care and Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 became effective on 21 September 2012.

14 Jul 2014

Rangers have been employed to manage a recently dedicated Indgenous Protected Area  (IPA), within the Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Listed area.

14 Jul 2014

Eight national parks were created on Aboriginal land on Cape York Peninsula, during 2008.

Recognised as National Parks on Cape York Peninsuala Aborigianal Land, the new holdings are jointly managed under an Indigenous Management Agreement (IMA) between Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and the Aboriginal peoples.

15 Sep 2013

Longterm Pormpuraaw identity, Nigel Hall, set about satisfying the needs of a growing market, when he identified a demand for a vehicle recovery, towing and general transport service in central Cape York.  As a result the new business, Cape York Towing Service Pluss was initiated.

13 Mar 2013

A joint workshop of senior Indigenous rangers and coordinators highlighted the depth of Indigenous ranger achievements in Queensland. Rangers are engaged under the Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers and the Australian Government Working on Country programs.

12 Mar 2013
Partnerships in the Cape Here’s another gem of a story from Cape York Natural Resource Management communications workshops in Cooktown and Laura.
11 Dec 2012

By Brynn Mathews

Bellyache Bush (Jatropha gossypifolia) is a suitable element for the worst nightmare, or if creating the meanest, most invasive weed possible, was your aim.

Ingesting the plant, or even part of it, is highly toxic to both animals and humans, and cattle consumption of the weed is responsible for significant stock losses.

11 Dec 2012

By South Cape York Catchments staff

Dean Nulty of Industry Accreditation, in association with South Cape York Catchments, recently conducted three on-country tour guide training courses with the Laura Land and Sea Rangers, the Bana Yarralji Working On Country Rangers and the Melsonby Rangers.

11 Dec 2012

When engaging Traditional Owners on Cape York Peninsula, the observance of the guidelines of traditional governance and customary tenure, is required

11 Dec 2012

By Lyndal Scobell

Q. What does business and natural resource management have in common?

A. A lot, for the residents of Cape York.

For natural resources of a region to be considered and sustained, the residential population required solid and reliable incomes.

10 Oct 2012

E-extension; what does it mean?

Technology is omnipresent - around the globe. From televisions and digital music players, to the systems used for weighing cattle, technology is aimed at simplifying our lives. Or so every says.

10 Oct 2012

By Wendy Seabrook

Cooktown Food Connect (CTFC) is a social enterprise supporting local farmers and gardeners in the production of tasty and healthy food for residents of the Cooktown region.

CTFC lists local produce from suppliers on the website weekly, making ordering easy for residents.

01 Mar 2012

The Business Navigator Steering Committee, a diverse team of industry professionals, welcomes Gayle Thomas to the Cape York NRM team in the positon of Business Navigator. 

01 Jan 2012

BANA Yarralji Rangers celebrated the opening of their new ranger base on Kuku Nyungkal country, south of Cooktown, in August 2011.

06 Nov 2011

BIO-FERTILISER recipes for sustainable agriculture were on the menu at a threeday hands-on course held at Skybury Coffee in Mareeba.

06 Nov 2011

Ethnobotany is the scientific study of relationships that exist between people and plants. Fieldwork undertaken by WIK and ethnobotanical researchers has identified and documented a number of medicinal plants, their traditional names and uses.

05 Oct 2011

South Cape York Catchments (SCYC) and Cooktown State School have held a Scientists in Schools partnership since 2007. 

Scientists in Schools, is a national program that creates and supports long-term partnerships between teachers and scientists. The program began in July 2007. Currently there are 2394 partnerships established across Australia.

05 Oct 2011

As Part of ‘Weed Buster Week’ South Cape York Catchments (SCYC) joined with Cape York Weeds and Feral Animal Program (CYWAFAP) staff to assist ten Indigenous Conservation Land Management students with their ‘remote area weed management’ practical course component.

01 Aug 2011

Last week the Laura Rangers group organised a cultural plant awareness day with community Elders, the pupils and teachers of Laura State School, and the local community, to celebrate World Environment Day.

02 May 2011

CAPE York NRM Board of Directors has formally recognised the rights of the Indigenous peoples of Australia, by adopting a governance policy based on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The new policy will guide the way in which the company, its directors and staff will relate to, engage and work in partnership with the Indigenous peoples of Cape York.

02 May 2011

Andrew Hartwig, of CAPE York NRM, is the Cape York Regional Landcare Facilitator.

Andrew enjoys working with land managers across Cape York, to promote sustainable farm and land management practices and in the changing climate, to contribute to and support the uptake of sustainable landscape-scale conservation practices.

02 May 2011

Australian Meat and Livestock Feedback magazine is a red meat and livestock industry journal, signposting practical on-farm information for producers. It also features the latest technological advances, that place Australian producers in a globally competitive position.

02 May 2011

THE Open Forum in 2011 at Lakeland had an excellent turn out with 35 people attending. A variety of speakers were invited to present on relevant topics to Cape York residents. Ray Plasto from the Department of Main Roads gave an update on the Peninsula Development Road and other access roads in Cape York.