Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Grant program

The latest round of the Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Grant program - Applications should be submitted online by Thursday 17 August 2017 at 5pm.

The Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Grant program provides Indigenous communities with grants of up to $75,000 to support projects that build capacity to conserve environmental and cultural resources.

The program supports on-ground environmental and cultural heritage projects on Indigenous peoples’ lands that effectively build collaborative relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders and organisations.

Contributions to the Cape York NRM Healthy Country Newsletter are welcome

Articles are invited for submission in Cape York NRM’s Healthy Country Newsletter. The newsletter is distributed to over 2000 people and organisations, providing the opportunity to share Cape York’s natural resource management practices far and wide.

The newsletter reaches Cape York NRM members, government organisations and funding partners, land and sea managers, Traditional Owners, other NRM bodies, graziers, farmers, businesses, tourism bodies, conservation groups and the general public.

Improving fire management and developing monitoring systems for Fire on the East Coast

Training and mentoring will be provided with Traditional Ecological Knowledge with Indigenous and non-Indigenous land managers in East Coast catchments on fire management practices. This training will include mapping and monitoring training with four Indigenous organisations, development of relevant monitoring tools for East Coast fire management and data collection to document on-ground management.

Collaborative way forward for fire management on Cape York

Over 100 people meet in Cairns this week to discuss their fire management and carbon projects on Cape York.  This included land managers from local government, cattle stations, Traditional Owner groups, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and representatives from the Rural Fire Service.

Every year, wildfire impacts thousands of hectares of Cape York affecting livelihoods, plants, animals and delicate ecosystems. There are 33 savanna burning projects across Cape York, creating a new industry for Cape York’s land managers.