Whoa boy project rolled out across the BBB catchment

  • August – October
  • BBB catchment
  • Contact: Brendan Smith (brendan.smith@nqdrytropics.com.au)

NEVER before has a whoa boy project rolled out across the catchment.
LDC will host highly-respected landcare specialist and plant operator Darryl Hill to deliver erosion control grader training to the project’s pool of plant contractors from the first week of September. Interested landholders can also take part in this training.
From September through to November, the project will roll out across the whole of the BBB catchment.
Whoa boys are a simple method for controlling erosion on unsealed roads, tracks and fire lines.
They are strategically placed to catch water and divert it off the road reducing flow concentration and erosion risk.
Daryl Hill’s training will expose plant contractors and landholders to practical, alternative approaches to prevent water erosion on station roads, tracks, firebreaks and fence lines.
It will also provide participants with:

  • a better understanding of the cause of water erosion problems on station tracks and fence lines;
  • an overview of traditional versus alternative ways of dealing with water erosion problems;
  • basic surveying principles;
  • on-ground experience in basic surveying skills and the use of a dumpy level; and
  • a demonstration of grader techniques for erosion control.

The whoa boy project fits in with the LDC’s project aims to tackle erosion and improve land management, productivity and water quality flowing into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.

IF you need whoa boys constructed, or existing ones maintained, contact Brendan Smith on mobile 0417 408 587 or email brendan.smith@nqdrytropics.com.au .