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Furrow-closer on the cards

Mt Christian cane farmer Fred Axiak tells us more about what they’ll be doing toward reduced fertiliser use – including using a furrow closer they have manufactured themselves.

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Local food a standout success

Reef Catchments is a proud sponsor of the annual Greater Whitsunday Food Network (GWFN) Farm to Plate Dinner and Bus Tour thanks to the National Landcare Programme. This year’s events (held June 2018) were a standout success – a huge thanks to all involved!

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LAND

Reef Catchments aims to assist farmers with the implementation of best management practice, ultimately aimed at reducing water run-off impacting the Great Barrier Reef and improve the long term viability of farms within the region.

WATER

Reef Catchments River Restoration Projects and Healthy Waterways Program seek to advance science and standards of practice of river restoration and improving the health of the waterways throughout the region through education and community participation programs.

Coasts & Biodiversity

The Mackay Whitsunday Isaac coastal zone is characterised by a diverse range of natural features including sandy beaches, rocky headlands, extensive intertidal flats, and substantial areas of coastal wetlands. These areas are under increasing threat from development, climate change, population growth and recreational use. The Coasts and Communities program was initiated to set a vision […]

FIRE

Reef Catchments has developed a range of fire management tools in consultation with Volunteer Rural Fire Brigades, Fire Wardens, fire scientists and key landholders to support their fire management activities.

REGIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT

Over 2700 exotic plant and 73 exotic animal species have been introduced into Australia, severely impacting agriculture systems, urban areas and the natural environment.