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These photos from a local landowner show great results from the Grazing Resilience and Sustainable Solutions (GRASS) program. Erosion experts assessed the property and developed a plan to address the erosion issue, and funding supported the remediation work which started in October 2020. “A few recent photos showing 100% dense cover and total run off control this last summer, even with the cyclone rain. It’s amazing, I thank BMRG for the GRASS project that made the job possible and such a success.”
Find out more about the GRASS program.
Regional Integrated Science Forum 2022
The Burnett Mary Regional Integrated Science Forum is on 20-21 April in Gympie. Register now to learn about work underway, outcomes, and the science behind projects from on-the-ground program leaders, collaborators and scientists delivering positive environmental and industry impact in the region. The forum is hosted by Burnett Mary Regional Group as part of the Paddock to Reef program, jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments.
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Foxes in Kolan conservation park
As part of the Nest to Ocean turtle protection project, BMRG has monitoring cameras throughout the Mouth of Kolan River Conservation Park to check for fox activity. Foxes are one of the biggest threats to marine turtle hatchlings on Woongarra Coast beaches, and monitoring shows several in the conservation park where turtles come to nest. This area will become a site for future fox control work to help protect endangered turtles.
Read about our Nest to Ocean project.
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Soil Symposium
Register for the free Living and Productive Soils Symposium and bus tour 28 April. Producers, growers and agriculturalists in the Bundaberg region will learn how to maintain biological function and health of soil and see regenerative agriculture practices being implemented on local properties first-hand.
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Thermal drones before sunrise
The BMRG team were on the Moore Park beach before sunrise recently to test whether turtle nests can be detected using thermal imagery.
Find out more about our turtle projects.
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In case you missed it
Thanks to landowners for their input to BMRG’s call for disaster funding to support the costs of repair to local properties following damage caused by the rain and flooding.
Kolan River stabilisation success
BMRG work effectively stabilised 830m of the Kolan riverbank, the project will prevent 5 000 tonnes of sediment reaching the reef each year.
Access our free resources to help you save and improve soil.
Find out more about the avian influenza alert and how to report concerns