The work in progress…

NQ Dry Tropics will use data collected from these current projects to further target priority locations with high sediment loads, and to inform on-ground and extension activities to encourage best land management practices.


PROJECT Description Funder/Collaborator
Do regenerative grazing management practices improve land condition and water quality in grazed rangelands draining to the Great Barrier Reef? Through a GBRF Reef Innovations Grant, using existing NQ Dry Tropics and LDC relationships with BBB graziers to investigate and measure results from regenerative grazing practices. The main objective of this study is to collect measured data that will support the anecdotal evidence that regenerative grazing practices lead to improved landscape function, runoff and water quality. CSIRO and USQ (funded via Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF))
Stomping out Sediment in the Burdekin: Livestock impact for gully  remediation. Delivered by NQ Dry Tropics the Stomping out Sediment project works with mostly BBB landholders and takes an unconventional approach to gully management: testing and evaluating the use of livestock as a tool in the remediation of some gully types. Australian Government Reef Trust Phase IV
Demonstrating productive, regenerative grazing practices. Delivered by NQ Dry Tropics, the producer demonstration group will foster communication, peer to peer learning and practical interaction within the local regenerative grazier network within the BBB, influencing a wider network of like-minded landholders across the Burdekin Dry Tropics region. Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)
Cooperative, integrated weed management in the BBB catchment. Delivered by NQ Dry Tropics, this includes demonstration projects on six cooperating enterprises to trial and promote integrated approaches to the management of weeds. Achieved through a suite of biological, mechanical and chemical controls, combined with grazing best practices. Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)
Grazing Resilience and Sustainable Solutions (GRASS) program. This program is co-delivered between DAF and NQ Dry Tropics and is working with graziers in the Burdekin, Fitzroy and Burnett Mary regions to identify opportunities to improve land condition for poor (C) or degraded (D) land. Queensland Government’s Reef Water Quality Program.
Streambank Remediation in the Burdekin catchment. Delivered by NQ Dry Tropics to repair high priority streambanks to reduce fine sediment, particulate Nitrogen and particulate Phosphorus from entering the Great Barrier Reef. Australian Government Reef Trust Phase VII.