This project facilitates and develops a carbon prioritisation spatial framework for Cape York, for current and future use.
The project uses existing models, such as those used by April Reside and Bob Pressey of James Cook University, adapting the model and populating it the with data pertinent to Cape York Peninsula.
This project was developed for the colection of Electromagnetic mapping, elevation data on 300 hectares of land in the Cape York Region that had been designated for high intensity agriculural use.
This investment is hosting a Project Officer, the Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance Coordinator. This coordinator role is supporting Rangers in Western Cape York in ghost net data collection, management and training; and the development of the Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance (WCTTAA).
This project is focused on engagement with Nature Refuge landholders to improve fire management across 5 Nature Refuges through the implementation of property level fire management plans, supporting on-ground implementation of the plan and providing support for attendance and training at an indigenous fire workshop.
This project contributes to improvement to water quality flowing into the Great Barrier Reef by enabling landholders on priority grazing properties in the Laura-Normanby catchments of Cape York to tackle high risk issues impacting water quality in the GBR Lagoon.
This small grant supports the installation of moisture sensors in paddocks in preperation to farmworks and workshops, on the Kureen property.
This project forms part of a broader pest management program delivering a strategy of integrated aerial and on-ground feral pig control measures involving shooting, trapping and baiting. The aim of the project is the reduction of pig numbers to a target of 70 percent each year over an area of more than 820,000 hectares.
This project was a joint collaboration, initiated by Nyacha Kumopinta Aboriginal Corporation, Wolverton Station and the relevant TO’s within this area whose desires were to see viable, robust and mutually beneficial relationships; working to achieve practical outcomes whilst delivering significant environmental and social benefits.
This is a community engagement program in the Lockhart River region and part of the Your Climate NRM planning project.
The Community Champion will engage with residents under a plan outlined in the Your Climate activities and milestones schedule
This project partnered with Mulong Pty Ltd to conduct a fire management workshop on Steve Irwin Wildlife Sanctuary (or other suitable location) over five days in July 2014. The project built on Indigenous fire knowledge into land management on Cape York and beyond. The project also supported the establishment of a steering committee for Indigenous fire knowledge holders.
This analysis strategy identified a process and framework for examining data collated by Cape York Natural Resource Management to assist in the development of their adaptive planning process and development of the ATLAS portal.
This project worked with Cape York Nature Refuge Landholders to provide support to develop and submit on-ground conservation project applications for funding under Northern Gulf Resource Management Groups project 'Building Resilient Landscapes- Maintaining and Enhancing Biodiversity Values in Northern Gulf and Cape York Nature Refuges'.
This project was a joint collaboration, initiated by Nyacha Kumopinta Aboriginal Corporation, Lochinvar Station and the relevant TO’s within this area whose desires were to see viable, robust and mutually beneficial relationships; working to achieve practical outcomes whilst delivering significant environmental and social benefits.
Site location: From Laura through to Normanby and Melsonby stations across Kings Plains and around the Northern Wet Tropics Rainforest margins
Cape York NRM has adapted a socio-ecological systems approach towards development of an NRM plan that considers the distinctive cultural landscapes of Cape York.
This program aligns to the Q2 Coasts and Country investment and the QLD government policy drivers of Closing the Gap and Advancing Indigenous Reconciliation in Primary Industries and Natural Resource Management.
This project had two objectives:
During June 2015, the “Grow Do It” – Musical Gardening Program visited Lakeland, Laura, Bloomfield and Rossville State Schools.
Development of a Business/Investment case for the ongoing support and expansion of the Cape York Land and Sea Indigenous Reference Groups Initiative.
The Normanby River is the fourth largest river system flowing into the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) lagoon, and the largest on Cape York. Grazing is the most extensive land use in the catchment, with low density grazing occurring across the majority of the catchment.
This consultancy for the development and writing of a project plan and a grant application for a proposed Litter and Illegal Dumping Program.
This project delivered strategic and coordinated pest management actions to reduce the impacts of invasive species on the natural, agricultural and cultural values of Cape York.
The Taepithiggi Batavia Clan Group Aboriginal Corporation (TBCAC), formed following the Old Mapoon Aboriginal Corporation’s establishment in 2013, represents the custodians of country stretching from the Wenlock and Ducie rivers, Cape York.
This project extended the coverage of traditional fire management practices across Cape York Peninsula, both during this activity and beyond the project timeframe. The project contributed to the Caring for Our Country target ' to expand traditional fire management regimes across at least 200 00 sq km's of northern Australian savannas by 2013.
This project was aimed at reinstatement and rehabilitation of Weipa waterfront from damage done by Cyclone Oswald, preventing the loss of culturally significant melaleuca stands and foreshore protection, and formally establishing a Weipa Community Garden and Western Cape Landcare Group.
This QLD Government investment provided support and assistance to Indigenous applicants in developing new business and economic proposals to enable them to effectively navigate processes under the Wild Rivers legislation.
This project aimed to support Indigenous people on Cape York to share stories from Indigenous Elders and groups related to climate change and adaptation strategies, from their own worldview. The project produced high-definition film clips of Indigenous people of 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.
Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources and Mines is holding public information sessions across the plan area to provide further information on the statement of proposals and the commencement of the water planning process.
The October/November 2015 issue R.M.Williams OUTBACK magazine' story Tip Top by Ken Eastwood, featured extensive coverage of Cape York.
Cape York NRM is proud to sponsor the Year 10 Conservation and Land Management award at Western Cape College and the Year 10 Environmental Excellence award at Cooktown State School.
Beef cattle producers from across Cape York will converge in Laura next week for Cape York Natural Resource Management’s Beef Cattle Producer Roundtable.
The two day event will feature topics critical to the big issues facing Cape York’s beef cattle industry including changes to lease arrangements, fire management, pest and weed management and business development.
Above (Photo): Dr Tommy George telling Hann River stories
In October 2014, Cape York NRM supportec the Cooktown State School Conservation and Land Management Camp.
Cape York NRM proudly supports end of year awards at Western Cape College and Cooktown State School.
Each year the organisation encourages a Year 10 student who exells at school studies and in natural resource management wihtin the community, to continue their studies with an intended future involved with natural resource management.
The Department of Environment and Resource Management has released the guide Managing Grazing Lands in Queensland. http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/land/state/rural_leasehold/pdf/managing_grazi... in_qld.pdf
Wendy Seabrook from Cooktown Food Connect attended the RegenAg Holistic Management Course on Holistic Grazing Techniques at Jervoise Station, Greenvale in 2011.
Moblie phones are the new tools for farmers and community members providing access for localised mapping of pest animals and damage caused into the popular website FeralScan. The new apps use the latest technology produced by the Invasive Animals CRC.
For futher information or to download, visit: www.feralscan.org.au
The Animal Care and Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 became effective on 21 September 2012.
Longterm Pormpuraaw identity, Nigel Hall, set about satisfying the needs of a growing market, when he identified a demand for a vehicle recovery, towing and general transport service in central Cape York. As a result the new business, Cape York Towing Service Pluss was initiated.
A joint workshop of senior Indigenous rangers and coordinators highlighted the depth of Indigenous ranger achievements in Queensland. Rangers are engaged under the Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers and the Australian Government Working on Country programs.
By Gavin Bassini, Operations Manager, Lama Lama Rangers
A number of years ago, our old people worked with State Development and local Community Development Employment Project (CDEP) teams to install Welcome to Country signs at the bottom of the range on the road to Port Stewart. This important signage marked one of the boundaries of Lama Lama Country.
By Lyndal Scobell
Pisolite country was the red carpet, stars were everywhere, cameras flashed and smiles were wide, as the Mapoon Rangers celebrated their hard work and dedication to caring for country at a December graduation ceremony, 2012.
By South Cape York Catchments staff
Dean Nulty of Industry Accreditation, in association with South Cape York Catchments, recently conducted three on-country tour guide training courses with the Laura Land and Sea Rangers, the Bana Yarralji Working On Country Rangers and the Melsonby Rangers.
When engaging Traditional Owners on Cape York Peninsula, the observance of the guidelines of traditional governance and customary tenure, is required
By Lyndal Scobell
Q. What does business and natural resource management have in common?
A. A lot, for the residents of Cape York.
For natural resources of a region to be considered and sustained, the residential population required solid and reliable incomes.
Since its establishment in July 2010, Cape York NRM Ltd has been participating in an important five-year research and development project; Transformation for Resilient Landscapes and Communities. The project is funded by Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC).
E-extension; what does it mean?
Technology is omnipresent - around the globe. From televisions and digital music players, to the systems used for weighing cattle, technology is aimed at simplifying our lives. Or so every says.
By Wendy Seabrook
Cooktown Food Connect (CTFC) is a social enterprise supporting local farmers and gardeners in the production of tasty and healthy food for residents of the Cooktown region.
CTFC lists local produce from suppliers on the website weekly, making ordering easy for residents.
The Business Navigator Steering Committee, a diverse team of industry professionals, welcomes Gayle Thomas to the Cape York NRM team in the positon of Business Navigator.
Griffith University’s Australian Rivers Institute Director, Professor Stuart Bunn wrote the following opinion piece for The Conversation.
The millennium drought has broken in the south, but that hasn’t diminished interest in developing the seemingly vast water resources of northern Australia.
BANA Yarralji Rangers celebrated the opening of their new ranger base on Kuku Nyungkal country, south of Cooktown, in August 2011.
BIO-FERTILISER recipes for sustainable agriculture were on the menu at a threeday hands-on course held at Skybury Coffee in Mareeba.
The CapeYork Water Forum was held in conjunction with the Apudthama Cape York Indigenous Rangers Conference.
The aims of the forum:
South Cape York Catchments (SCYC) and Cooktown State School have held a Scientists in Schools partnership since 2007.
Scientists in Schools, is a national program that creates and supports long-term partnerships between teachers and scientists. The program began in July 2007. Currently there are 2394 partnerships established across Australia.
THE people of Cape York, as those of many rural communities in Australia, are facing an uncertain future.
Last week the Laura Rangers group organised a cultural plant awareness day with community Elders, the pupils and teachers of Laura State School, and the local community, to celebrate World Environment Day.
Australian Meat and Livestock Feedback magazine is a red meat and livestock industry journal, signposting practical on-farm information for producers. It also features the latest technological advances, that place Australian producers in a globally competitive position.
THE Open Forum in 2011 at Lakeland had an excellent turn out with 35 people attending. A variety of speakers were invited to present on relevant topics to Cape York residents. Ray Plasto from the Department of Main Roads gave an update on the Peninsula Development Road and other access roads in Cape York.
Landholders have a new tool at their disposal, designed to help locate some of the best research and ideas on sustainability and provide ideas for maintaining the health and productivity of land.
When funding ceased for the Land and Water Cooperative Research Centre, the wider community were afraid that access to the rich library of research would be lost.
CAPE York NRM Board of Directors has formally recognised the rights of the Indigenous peoples of Australia, by adopting a governance policy based on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The new policy will guide the way in which the company, its directors and staff will relate to, engage and work in partnership with the Indigenous peoples of Cape York.
Andrew Hartwig, of CAPE York NRM, is the Cape York Regional Landcare Facilitator.
Andrew enjoys working with land managers across Cape York, to promote sustainable farm and land management practices and in the changing climate, to contribute to and support the uptake of sustainable landscape-scale conservation practices.