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.
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.
During June 2015, the “Grow Do It” – Musical Gardening Program visited Lakeland, Laura, Bloomfield and Rossville State Schools.
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.
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:
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.
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.
The Balnggarrawarra Rangers from Melsonby station (70 minutes north east of Cooktown), know that good fire and soil management is essential for healthy Country.
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.
The Department of Environment and Resource Management has released the guide Managing Grazing Lands in Queensland. http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/land/state/rural_leasehold/pdf/managing_grazi... in_qld.pdf
Wendy Seabrook from Cooktown Food Connect attended the RegenAg Holistic Management Course on Holistic Grazing Techniques at Jervoise Station, Greenvale in 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/emr.2012.13.issue-1/issuetoc
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.
BIO-FERTILISER recipes for sustainable agriculture were on the menu at a threeday hands-on course held at Skybury Coffee in Mareeba.
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.
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.
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.
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