About

Who are Reef Catchments?
Reef Catchments is the Natural Resource Management (NRM) group for the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region. We facilitate change and work for long-term solutions to sustain, protect and improve our region’s natural resources.

We believe…
We believe a healthy environment and well-managed ecosystems are the basis for a healthy region, a healthy economy, and a strong community.

We work…
In partnership with the community, local council and State and Federal government agencies as well as with the private sector. We seek to improve community knowledge of natural resource issues; and community capacity to be involved in natural resource solutions. Our role is also to record and report natural resource condition and progress.

What is Natural Resource Management (NRM)?
Our natural resources are the vital systems that are the bedrock of our lifestyle and industries. They include water, land, plants, animals and micro-organisms linked to our forests, woodlands, grasslands, rivers, lakes, wetlands, coasts, estuaries and marine ecosystems. Natural Resource Management (NRM) is the official term for the long-term, sustainable management of these valuable resources for the future.

Our programs…
Our programs provide a systematic process for better management of our valuable natural resources. Our programs complement local, regional, State and Federal community and government goals and objectives.

 

People at a conference.