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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 Catchment Landcare is supported by Whitsunday Regional Council and Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday Isaac) Limited

provision of the nursery site, irrigation water and mulch for revegetation projects
Reef Catchments

in kind donation of administrative support
Whitsunday Regional Council


Land Management Projects

Includes agriculture, soil health, forests, weed and feral animal control, urban land

1. Proserpine Plain Feral Pig Control Program (2005 - Ongoing)
Feral pig traps and training provided to landholders. Annual coordinated ground and aerial 1080 baiting program involving WCL, Whitsunday Regional Council (WRC), Queensland Parks and Wildlife (QPW..
2. Land Management Extension Program (2004 - Ongoing)
2004/05 - 96 property owners receiving property specific land management advice and voluntarily undertaking revegetation and rehabilitation activities on property. 2005/06 - 50 individuals and 79 c..
3. Whitsunday Weed Stampede (2003 - Ongoing)
2003 - 5 workshops held with 76 land managers 2004 - 5 workshops, 40 land managers 2005 - 5 workshops, 34 land managers 2006 to 2008 - displays at local shopping centres 2009 - displays at..
4. Peri-Urban Pest Project (2009 - 2010)
Information pack developed Pest Management Plan template developed Pest Management Plans provided to land managers..
5. Peri-Urban Land Management Program (2009 - 2010)
In partnership with Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association and Pioneer Catchment and Landcare Group Peri-urban planning tool developed for Mackay Whitsunday Region ABCD Framework devel..
6. Feral Fish Project (2009 - 2009)
Feral fish survey. Potential demonstration site identified...
7. Jungle Perch Project (2009 - 2009)
Information stand at Show Whitsunday Jungle perch survey underway..
8. Sustainable Landscapes, Whitsunday Catchment (2005 - 2008)
Site assessments and NRM advice given to local land managers 168 projects by 68 land managers A total of $776 000 contributed up to 40% of on-ground works and training activities Cane growing..
9. Wetland Weeds Project (2005 - 2007)
Weed control trials conducted Four information bulletins published on weed control in wetlands..
10. Environmental Weed Control Program (2005 - 2005)
34 Land managers attended workshops. 22 land managers received weed management plans and assistance with weed control...
11. Mackay Whitsunday Natural Resource Management Plan (2004 - 2005)
Publication of Mackay Whitsunday NRM Plan, a document to guide NRM works across the region Engagement with Grazing and Cane sectors to develop the NRM Plan..
12. Whitsunday Forestry Interest Group (2003 - 2005)
Raised awareness of farm forestry Provided local knowledge to interested landholders..
13. Reducing the Off-Farm Impact of Fertiliser Application in Sugarcane (2003 - 2005)
A booklet containing fertiliser guidelines for commonly occurring local soils was made available to all growers in the Whitsunday area...
14. Green Reserve (2001 - 2005)
2001 to 2002 - the team constructed the Whitsunday Community Native Tree Nursery and planted 4,000 seedlings as part of the Central Queensland Coast bioregion project. 2003 � Control of Leucaena; 2..