Grazier Christian Cormack and gully expert Associate Professor Andrew Brooks inspect a large active gully.

International Gully Symposium in Townsville

THE Eighth International Symposium on Gully Erosion (ISGE) is being held in Townsville 21-27 July, the first ISGE in the southern hemisphere, and NQ Dry Tropics is involved.

NQ Dry Tropics is a gold sponsor, our NRM implementation manager Peter Gibson is on the organising committee, and several staff members from our Sustainable Agriculture Program and Landholders Driving Change (LDC) project will present at the event.

The NQ Dry Tropics’ LDC project, along with a number of other organisations, is helping to organise one of the post conference field trips to Bowen River to visit one of the gully erosion hotspots of the Great Barrier Reef catchments.

Symposium participants will visit major alluvial gully rehabilitation sites and see how these sites are being used as major test beds to evaluate rehabilitation methods and monitoring techniques.

Below are the links to the abstracts that NQ Dry Tropics staff will address at the symposium.

“Developing a cost-effective and prioritised approach to gully remediation in the Bowen, Bogie and Broken Catchments”

Presented by Matthew Miles, LDC Landscape Remediation Officer, Lisa Hutchinson, LDC Project Manager, and Andrew Brooks, Associate Professor at the Centre for Coastal Management – Griffith University.

“A production systems approach to point source sediment remediation – enhancing landscape function and farm resilience through erosion control”

Presented by Sam Skeat, NQ Dry Tropics Grazing Project Officer and Neil Cupples, NQ Dry Tropics Soil Conservation Officer.