Congratulations to Julianne Weekers and Emu Park Bush Care on their successful planting event on Saturday afternoon. A real team effort with others in the community dropping in to lend a hand to restore some of the coastal habitat
Central Queensland continues to experience continued growth and development, however this makes an impact on our local flora and fauna.
Capricornia Catchments works with community groups and local experts to bring to you a series of articles on what you can do to help identify local animals and what you can do to help them survive.
Bethlea Bell is the coordinator for the Queensland Frog Society and shares some information on the native frogs that live in our area.
The New Holland Frog, also known as Eastern Snapping Frog, (Cyclorana novaehollandiae), can be found throughout most of Queensland and northern New South Wales. […]
Through funding from the Australian Government’s Reef Programme, Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. has coordinated the development of a Regional Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP:2015) to direct future investment to ensure healthy waterways, wetlands and a thriving Great Barrier Reef.
WQIP:2015 complements the Central Queensland Sustainability Strategy 2030 (CQSS:2030), a blueprint to plan for, better manage and protect our region’s natural assets. You can review WQIP:2015 and provide comments online until 31 March 2016.
Jim Price worked alongside the Calliope office staff for years, volunteering his time and knowledge, and assisting with many on-ground work and projects. His association with local natural resource management though, goes back much further than that.
He was actively involved with the Calliope Landcare Group, the Calliope Soil Conservation Association Inc. and Safe Haven at Mount Larcom, a captive breeding and research centre for the northern hairy nosed wombat and home to the bridled nailtail wallaby and koalas. He was camp cook for research scientists at Kroombit Tops NP, and had plans to cook for them again this year.
Recently Jim […]
A memorial for Jim Price is going to be held at the Calliope Golf Club at 11am on the 26th February. Jim was a highly esteemed volunteer of our Boyne Calliope office and his presence will greatly missed.
Every year Capricornia Catchments runs the Best Projects Awards, where we recognise the contributions from our hardworking landholders and present awards in recognition of involvement in improving our catchment.
Last year we awarded projects in two categories, Flood Recovery and Grazing Projects.
The nominations are compiled by our project officers, and then presented to the management committee for selection of the best projects based on 4 criteria.
• Property Planning
• NRM outcomes
• In kind contributions
In 2013-2014 we awarded four trophies to landholders in the Fitzroy and Boyne/Calliope Catchments and would like once again to congratulate Michael and Gail Hanrahan from ‘Spear Creek’ […]
News item posted at 11:23 am on the 12th November, 2015
Middlemount – Google Property Mapping Workshop
Over 18 landholders travelled to Middlemount yesterday Wednesday, November 11th, to take part in a Google Property Mapping workshop. After the huge response from the previous workshop we were lucky enough to be able to offer the people that had missed out another chance to attend.
The day struck a chord with one attendee, who remarked, “I feel a new sense of purpose towards my property mapping. I’m motivated to get the job done; I can’t believe how easily I was able to pick it up […]
News item posted at 9:53 am on the 11th November, 2015
Sightings Around The Region
Sightings have been recorded for the area with Jake Roe providing photos through Facebook on the CQ Camping & Fishing Information Site. While out fishing be aware that you’re sharing the waterway with our amphibian friends.
The EHP have provided safety on our waterway instructions through this link
News item posted at 9:45 am on the 11th November, 2015
Spring Newsletter 2015
Read the Qld Murray-Darling Basin Newsletter for Spring 2015 with some interesting articles on new nature refuges throughout QLD, Condamine fishway, fauna etc. for more info go to newsletter