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On-Ground Techniques for Protecting Local Ecosystems

A best practice guide for natural landscape restoration projects along the Capricorn and Curtis coasts, including Rockhampton, Yeppoon and Gladstone.

 

Based on feedback received from local delivery partners and community groups, FBA has developed this guide to provide a comprehensive overview of the ecological restoration knowledge and skills required to undertake restoration works typically required in community projects. It is hoped the guide proves a useful and informative resource for those scoping and planning environmental projects for the first time, as well for those who have been involved in restoration activities for some time. The guide draws from the collective experience […]

By |August 3rd, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on On-Ground Techniques for Protecting Local Ecosystems

How to Build a Porous Check Dam

The Fitzroy Basin Association has produced a new instructional video.

The Reef Trust 2 Gully Remediation in the Fitzroy program and the Reef Extension and Education Program, saw the production of educational material around gully erosion management and mitigation.  The end result was the production of an instructional video “How to Build a Porous Check Dam”

If you would like to check it out click here.

By |August 3rd, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on How to Build a Porous Check Dam

St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend

This is a must go to event.  A great program includes bird watching and wetlands nature tours, Ranger Nick, basket weaving plus heaps more.  Capricornia Catchments will be talking on wetland habitats.

http://www.isaac.qld.gov.au/wetlandsweekend

By |June 6th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend

Survey for Grazing BMP participants and non-participating landholders

We want your feedback to help improve the Grazing BMP. We are interested in the views of all graziers, whether or not you have heard of Grazing BMP, attended events or completed modules.

We are seeking your views via a short online survey. You can complete the survey anonymously by clicking on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GrazingBMP

 

We appreciate your time in answering these questions as it helps to tailor the program and other services to the needs of graziers more broadly.

Grazing BMP is a self-assessment tool that allows graziers to benchmark their current grazing and business practice against an industry-developed set of […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Survey for Grazing BMP participants and non-participating landholders

Focus on the Future

Livingstone Shire Council now has this round open for its community grants scheme.  Who is eligible?  Community and sporting organisations can apply for up to $5,000 in this round.

For further information go to Livingstone Shire Council

 

By |February 14th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Focus on the Future

Best Project Awards for 2015/16

Each year Capricornia Catchments Inc. recognizes the dedication of local landholders towards achieving best environmental practice. Twelve projects were shortlisted from the 36 projects approved during the 2015/16 financial year in each of the following categories:

• Fitzroy Catchment – Grazing
• Coastal Catchments – Grazing
• Grains – Cropping
• Wetlands – Grazing

Projects were assessed against the criteria below:

• Property Planning (is the project part of whole of property plan/redevelopment)
• Partnership and “Champion” Factor, promotion of CC ideals
• Outcomes (overall environmental/Natural Resource Management outcome)
• In-kind contribution

Fitzroy Catchment – Grazing
Nominees in this category were:
“Coorumburra”
“Lake Learmonth”
“Dovecot”
“Mt. Elsa”

The winner was “Coorumburra”, David and Sharon Howard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal Catchments […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Best Project Awards for 2015/16

Five Rocks Beach Clean Up 2016

Five Rocks and the Corio Bay area is one of the most beautiful local areas and as such is pretty important to a lot of people. The Corio Bay/Shoalwater area is also a Ramsar site which means it is a crucial stop off and rest point for migratory shorebirds that can come from as far away as Siberia in the Northern hemisphere.

Which is why the Surfrider Foundation Australia’s Capricorn Coast branch hosts an inaugural Five Rocks Clean Up / Camping weekend in the Byfield National Park from Five Rocks beach, down Nine Mile Beach and through to Corio Bay. Check […]

By |December 21st, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Five Rocks Beach Clean Up 2016

Farewell Peter

At our AGM on Friday, 2 December 2016 Peter Baggett stepped down from the CC Committee. He came on board in 2005 when we we’re formerly Fitzroy River and Coastal Catchments. For most of his time on the Committee he was Secretary. In recognition for his commitment to Capricornia Catchments and our appreciation by all, Peter was presented with a farewell gift, a framed property map of Clearview, the family property where his father lived and where Peter calls this home. All the best to you and Kay as you start this new adventure together. Peter said “he will still […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Farewell Peter

Pest Management Catchment Working Group Meetings

Gladstone Regional Council is seeking interested persons to establish a Catchment Working Group for Calliope, Yarwun, Raglan and Mt. Larcom areas.  The group will provide an opportunity for communication and resource sharing between neighbouring landholders to tackle weed and feral animal issues.

Click here for each area’s flyer invitation.

RSVP Gladstone Regional Council, Regulatory Services on 4977 6821.

By |October 31st, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Pest Management Catchment Working Group Meetings

Access Training, Support and Expertise

Fitzroy Basin Association Access training support and expertise to benefit your grazing business.

There are a number of programs on offer that provide different levels of support. Capricornia Catchments team will take the

time to understand your business, and recommend programs suited to you and your property.

What’s on offer?

We can provide opportunities to benefit your business. You may be eligible to receive one-on-one assistance to develop property

management plans, participate in training or access grants to undertake projects such as installing additional fencing or watering points.

The benefits to you:

Improve productivity and profitability
Enhance current knowledge and skills
Access experts for information and advice
Learn how to […]

By |October 19th, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Access Training, Support and Expertise