Status: Active

This project at supports rehabilitation of the Annie River System at Lilyvale Station river system, which feeds directly into Princess Charlotte Bay.

This project was developed for the colection of Electromagnetic mapping, elevation data on 300 hectares of land in the Cape York Region that had been designated for high intensity agriculural use.

This project is to construct a bio-fertiliser factory on farm. The target is to increase the use of biological preparations and bio-fertilizers with the aim of increasing biological diversity and density in our soil. Increased biological activity in the soil will result in healthier crops and better utilisation of resources including fertiliser and water.
The project is assisting in the delivery of the main outcome of the Reef Trust Gully Erosion Control Programme; to reduce sediment loads from gully erosion by 50% in the highest priority subcatchments in the Normanby Basin. In this specific project of the Programme the remediation sites are Crocodile Gap, Granite Normanby, and the West Normanby Bridge.
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 entals the development of a detailed prospectus for the Western Cape York Water Quality Plan (WCYWQP).

The prospectus project intends to engage with funding bodies and partners to support the WCYWQP project and demonstrates the benefits of supporting Cape York NRM.

Violet Vale Station contains 1,896 hectares of wetlands that are listed as wetlands of National significance in the Department of Environment’s Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia.

Status: Closed

This project included the control of weed infestations and the protection of natural beach and dune flora near Chilli Beach as well as the revegetation of the area surrounding the esplanade. The repair of dune degradation from vehicle access was also an integral part of the project.

During June 2015, the “Grow Do It” – Musical Gardening Program visited Lakeland, Laura, Bloomfield and Rossville State Schools.

This project assisted with establishment of a baseline for the assessment of land condition and monitoring of conditions for the integrated management of weeds, pest animals and fire for the purpose of managing natural resources and maintaining ecosystem resilience.
This project assisted with establishing a baseline for the assessment of land condition and to monitor the integrated management of weeds, pest animals and fire to manage natural resources and maintain ecosystem resilience.

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.

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 project aimed to support Indigenous people on Cape York to share stories from Indigenous Elders and groups related to climate change and adaptation strategies, from their own worldview. The project produced high-definition film clips of Indigenous people of Cape York.

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:

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 May 2015
The Cape York landscape is grounded with ancient and fragile soils, which require careful management to ensure long term health of the land and to maintain our water quality across Cape York for the generations to come. This issue of Healthy Country newsletter focuses on some of the work being undertaken across Cape York to Care for our soils.
19 Mar 2015

Under the Australian Government Reef Rescue Program, Cape York Sustainable Futures (CYSF), are undertaking work to improve the water quality of the Great Barrier Reef lagoon through the increased adoption of land management practices that aim to reduce agricultural nutrient, pesticide and sediment runoff.

21 Dec 2014

The Balnggarrawarra Rangers from Melsonby station (70 minutes north east of Cooktown), know that good fire and soil management is essential for healthy Country.

21 Dec 2014

Above (Photo): Dr Tommy George telling Hann River stories

In October 2014, Cape York NRM supportec the Cooktown State School Conservation and Land Management Camp.

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.

13 Mar 2013

The Northern Gulf Resource Management Group works in partnership with Cape York Natural Resource Management to identify the biodiversity value of and environmental threats to nature refuges in the two regions under their care.

 This following is a progress report by  Northern Gulf RMG, Dr Carly Starr and Michael Anthony.

12 Mar 2013

VOLUNTEERS and Indigenous rangers were engaged in hands-on learning with Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) scientists, monitoring sea turtles at an annual summer turtle and dugong training camp, during December 2012,  and January and February 2013, at Mon Repos near Bundaberg.

01 Jan 2012

Westpac teamed up with long-term partners Landcare Australia to present a series of information seminars.  Key industry specialists presented information seminars aimed at producers and consumers, to help them understand the impact of carbon on business. 

01 Jan 2012

 A special edition containing information on Indigenous land and sea management in remote Australia has been published by The Journal of Ecological Management and Restoration. Articles can be found at:

01 Dec 2011

OVERCAST skies and a light drizzle made for the perfect start for South Cape York Catchments (SCYC) wet season revegetation program. Conditions were ideal for planting and SCYC was assisted by seven enthusiastic Indigenous Conservation Land Management students completing a component of a revegetation techniques course.

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

The Strategic Cropping Land Bill 2011 protects Queensland’s most fertile cropping land from mining and other development.

The Bill ensures the competing interests of mining, farming and other developments is effectively and sustainably balanced.

05 Oct 2011

The Griffith University Reef Rescue funded a study into the causes, sources and management of sediment runoff to the northern section of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). In 2012 the study is in the third year of the four year program.

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.