The Grazing Resilience and Sustainable Solutions (GRASS) program supports graziers in the reef catchments of the Burdekin, Fitzroy and Burnett Mary regions. The program works with graziers, delivering one-on-one support and tailored Action Plans for Land Management. This support assists in managing and improving land in poor or degraded condition as well as maintaining and monitoring land in good or fair condition.
Through participation in the GRASS program, graziers can access a range of resources and assistance. Extension Officer’s will work with graziers to identify actions that lead to improved land condition and productivity in poor or degraded areas. Participation will also help graziers to identify land management activities that will prevent severely degraded areas from further degradation.
GRASS also supports graziers to understand requirements under the new Queensland Government Reef Protection Regulations and the associated minimum standards for grazing.
The GRASS program is funded through the Queensland Government Reef Water Quality Program and is delivered by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Burnett Mary Regional Group, Fitzroy Basin Association and NQ Dry Tropics.