Grazing Resilience and Sustainable Solutions (GRASS) Program


GRAZING RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS (GRASS) PROGRAM The Grazing Resilience and Sustainable Solutions (GRASS) program has been designed to support beef producers in the reef catchment in the Burdekin, Fitzroy and Burnett Mary regions. The program will work with graziers, delivering one-on-one support and tailored land management plans to address [...]

Resilient and Productive Farming in the Inland Burnett


RESILIENT AND PRODUCTIVE FARMING IN THE INLAND BURNETT Hillslope erosion in the inland Burnett Mary area has been identified as a priority issue by the Australian Government, as supported by groundcover spatial datasets (Bare Ground Index) interrogated by BMRG. The  land management practices that improve hillslope erosion (i.e. increase groundcover) and productivity in grazing [...]

Carbon Farming – Greencollar Partnership


CARBON FARMING - GREENCOLLAR PARTNERSHIP In a vote of confidence for the Burnett Mary region’s agricultural sector, BMRG has joined forces with Greencollar - Australia’s largest carbon project developer.  This partnership is an Australian first and seeks to enlist eligible landholders into the Australian Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). Carbon Farming projects can generate [...]

Bunya Mountains Murri Ranger Project


BUNYA MOUNTAINS MURRI RANGER PROJECT The Bunya Mountains, located along the Western Boundary of the Burnett Mary region, hold immense cultural and environmental significance to Traditional Owner groups.  The mountains are home to a unique assemblage of plants, animals and ecosystems including more than 30 rare and threatened species. The mountains are also one of [...]

White-throated Snapping Turtle


WHITE-THROATED SNAPPING TURTLE It may have a dangerous sounding name, but the White-throated snapping turtle (Elseya albagula) is in fact one of Queensland’s endangered animals. Only recognised as a separate species in 2006, this freshwater turtle is the largest of the snapping turtles, growing up to 420mm in length, and is found only in the [...]

‘Strait Expectations’ – Restoring Great Sandy Strait Ramsar Wetlands


'STRAIT EXPECTATIONS' - RESTORING GREAT SANDY STRAIT RAMSAR WETLANDS BMRG’s ‘Strait Expectations’ project aims to enhance the ecological character of the Ramsar-listed Great Sandy Strait wetlands through a combination of upstream sedimentation control works and on-site remediation activities. Bank stabilisation and flow dispersion works at the “Carters” and “Samples” sites on the Mary River [...]

Protecting Saltmarsh and Marine Turtle Monitoring


PROTECTING SALTMARSH AND MARINE TURTLE MONITORING This project aims to conserve outstanding universal values of World Heritage properties through 3 primary activities: Fencing to protect Subtropical and Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh (STCS) from the impacts of livestock degradation. BMRG is partnering with land managers, QPWS and Gidarjil rangers to implement a wildlife friendly stock exclusion fencing [...]

Nest to Ocean Program


NEST TO OCEAN PROGRAM The coastline of the Burnett Mary region is internationally renowned for its marine turtle nesting sites. These sites support significant breeding populations of endangered loggerhead turtles and vulnerable green and flatback turtles. These iconic species experience a range of serious threats to their survival. The main threats are pollution and [...]

Regional Extension Coordination Program


REGIONAL EXTENSION COORDINATION PROGRAM A change to land management practices is essential to meet water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchment areas. The “Enhanced extension coordination” program has been developed as part of the Queensland Government’s Reef Water Quality Program and managed by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF). A [...]

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