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Wetlands on Stewart and Sarah Borg's property at Rocky Dam Creek.

Wetlands working with the land

Stewart and Sarah Borg’s grazing property “Marklands” in the Rocky Dam Creek sub-catchment is impressive. Home to wallabies, barramundi and more than three hundred bird species, the wetlands are an important habitat.

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Monsoon brings water monitoring madness

It’s been a hectic time for Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday Isaac) staff tasked with monitoring the region’s water quality. The recent monsoon has filled all the waterways to capacity making it prime time for natural resource management (NRM) organisations to find out just what pollutants are being washed down our river systems. Seven days a […]

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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.

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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.

Poster Bucasia Beach.

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 […]

Dead trees.

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.

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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.