Robyn joined the Cape York NRM team in September 2014 in the roles of Board Support Officer and Communications Support Officer, and transitioned to the full-time role of Communications Officer at the beginning of 2017.
Robyn has extensive administration experience, along with event management experience for not-for-profit organisations where securing and managing funding played a significant part of her responsibilities. She also has administration and field experience working with Department of Primary Industries during the Papaya Fruit Fly Eradication Program.
Robyn lives in Malanda, and has traveled extensively throughout the remote regions of northern Australia from Cape York Peninsula, Torres Straits, Northern Territory to the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and has lived and worked in Weipa, Thursday Island, Darwin and Broome.
We want the Cape York Healthy Country Newsletter to include you—the Cape York community.
There are some very talented story tellers, artists, photographers, plus wonderful land manager projects, across the Cape community—and we have hundreds of readers who’d love to read, or see, your work.
Change and challenge is life on the land, and Garry and Lee-ann Stonehouse have been up for both. They moved from their property in a drier region of Queensland to Cape York in 2017, where they were assured of more regular and predictable rainfall due to the Cape’s annual wet season.
Words Robyn May | Photo Cape York NRM
Cape York land managers’ efforts to reduce the loss of valuable top soil, and increase grazing productivity, are being supported by a suite of native grass identification tools.
Words and photo Robyn May
Rubber vine has been treated in the Laura region by Cape York Weeds and Feral Animals (CYWAFA) Inc. with support from Cape York NRM.
Cape York NRM Gully and Grazing Project Officer Michael Goddard said the project was all about restoring native ground cover and reducing erosion.
Words Abbey Ernst and Robyn May | Photo Robyn May
2019 marks a decade of successful operation for the Paddock to Reef Integrated Monitoring, Modelling and Reporting Program (Paddock to Reef program).
Words Juliana Foxlee | Photo Robyn May
Cape York NRM and Terrain NRM are working together to help farmers learn from each other and bring greater coordination to personal farming support services, also known as extension services.
Words Ben Lister and Robyn May
Who Plans Here is a Cape York NRM tool accessible on our website. The tool enables users to locate plans that are in place across the region. Plans are updated regularly, with over 150 plans currently available.
Words Robyn May | Photo provided
When Cape York NRM’s Systems Analyst and Program Support Officer Ben Lister isn’t busy turning data into knowledge, he’s training for triathlons and perfecting the art of roasting – and consuming – coffee.
Thanks to funding from a combination of programs, Andrew Hartwig from Cape York NRM recently coordinated aerial burning across a number of Cape York properties.
Recently, grade 12 student Ella Hartwig took on a volunteer position with Cape York NRM to help deliver a coordinated burn project on Cape York. Here’s her record of her experience. Ella’s dad Andrew, known to us all as Andy, is Cape York NRM’s Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator (RALF).