Northern Gulf Resource Management Group

Normanton Ranger Group watch over and protect significant wetland

The Normanton Ranger Group has, with assistance from a Northern Gulf Resource Management Group Caring for our Country Project, been able to build a seclusion fence around a significant wetland.  A key focus of this and other projects the Normanton Rangers have been working on has been monitoring the effectiveness of these management actions, which the rangers have done using I-Tracker Management and developing their own monitoring methodologies.

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Looking after the future of the Rangelands

Northern Gulf Resource Management Group has drawn together a report that addresses some of the many complexities facing our rangelands and communities when addressing fires as an outcome of the recent wildfires in the region.

The North Queensland Wildfires Report 2012-2013 outlines the extent of the fires, the rescue efforts and the ongoing challenges and needs of the community.  A conservative analysis on the economic impact for the 26 most affected properties for 2013 was undertaken estimating that there is, at a minimum, over $2 million loss from stock death, $6.5 million loss of productivity, and a minimum $1.6 million loss of infrastructure. Continue Reading…

Carbon Farming to feature at FNQ Field Day

Media Release
8 May 2013

Four organisations across FNQ are bringing together some of Australia’s leading carbon farming specialists at this year’s FNQ Field Day, which takes place 29 – 30 May at Mareeba.

Northern Gulf Resource Management Group, Southern Gulf Catchments, Cook Shire Council and Terrain NRM are providing visitors to the field day with a jam-packed schedule of presentations and workshops as well as technical natural resource management information and extension services.

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Northern Gulf Resource Management Group awarded WIN TV Regional Achievement and Community Award

At the Win TV Regional Achievement and Community Awards Gala Dinner on the Sunshine Coast, the Northern Gulf Resource Management Group (NGRMG) took out the Environment and Landcare category. This prestigious award recognises the efforts of groups or individuals that show a proven passion and dedication to reducing environmental impacts and empowering their local communities to improve their management practices.

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Enhancing the Biodiversity Values of Nature Refuges in Northern Gulf and Cape York Regions

Land managers with Nature Refuges on their properties in the Northern Gulf and Cape York Regions are invited to be involved in a project titled ‘Building resilient landscapes – maintaining and enhancing biodiversity values in Northern Gulf and Cape York’.

Northern Gulf Resource Management Group (NGRMG) have secured funding and will work in partnership with Cape York Natural Resource Management (Cape York NRM) to carry out an assessment of the biodiversity values of these Nature Refuges and identify threats to those values. Continue Reading…

Resilience of the Gulf Plains

In January 2009, Tropical Cyclones Charlotte and Ellie brought unprecedented rain to the Gulf of Carpentaria. This was followed by the usual monsoonal weather of January and February. These rains resulted in flood waters which did not clear for 8 weeks, causing devastation to cattle production, pasture and the environment.

As well as contending with the initial losses and damage to their stock and infrastructure, graziers had to deal with damaged homes, repair bills and loss of income.

But the worst wasn’t over, with the end of 2009 bringing drought-like conditions. Continue Reading…