This project is supported by The Central Qld Coast Landcare Network through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country

Whitsunday Forestry Interest Group (2003 - 2005)

Main proponent:     WRICMA
Cash funding:   NHT, WRICMA
Other proponents:   Whitsunday Shire Council
In kind funding:   Whitsunday Shire Council

Project outline:

The purpose of the Whitsunday Forestry Interest Group was to promote farm forestry in the Whitsunday region. The project involved conducting property visits to discuss species selection, soils, and other silvicultural (forestry) practices. The field days acted as a forum to discuss small scale forestry issues and provide training for interested landholders.

Project achievements and outcomes:

Raised awareness of farm forestry
Provided local knowledge to interested landholders

Local forest growers during field day. Photo: S. Hardy