Cape York Natural Resource Management
Catalogued Resources on Cape York NRM Maps & Data
|2014-01||Fresh Water and Climate Change||
This is the fifth and final document of a series of fact sheets created to accompany the series of reports regarding impacts and adaptation informaton on climate change in australia for it's NRM regions. This fact sheet looks at the changes and impacts climate change is likely to have on fresh water within the Cape York Peninsula such as lagoons, rivers, billabongs and so on. The fact sheet also looks at methods to minimise the damage that climate change has on the wet tropic's wetlands and fresh water environments. The fact sheets also all include a summary and a "What's happening in your region" section for other NRM groups to fill out so that the documents can be catered to certain geo-specific areas.
|2014-01||Adaptation Pathways and Opportunities for the Wet Tropics NRM Cluster region: Volume 1. Introduction, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services||
This report was created to present information intended to assist in the discussion of the impacts of climate change in the Wet Tropics NRM Cluster (WTC) region and necessary adaptation to those impacts. Planned adaptation is guaranteed to have better outcomes than reactive responses to the situation triggered by catastrophic events such as drout or cyclones. THe report reflects on ideas presented within scientific literature relating to adaptation to climate change for different sectors however the report does not present an analysis of the cost, benefits, and impacts that adaptations might have to the community. This report was created with the intention of supporting a negotiation process on adaptation to climate change in the Wet Tropics.
|2014-01||Adaptation Pathways and Opportunities for the Wet Tropics NRM Cluster region: Volume 2. Infrastructure, Industry, Indigenous peoples, Social adaptation, Emerging planning frameworks, Evolving methodologies and Climate adaptation planning in practice.||
This report is the follow up to volume 1 of the Adaptation Pathways and Opportunities for the Wet Tropics NRM Cluster region report and follows up on the broad, discussion stimulating information presented in the first report. This report looks at these plans in action and the impacts to industry, indigenous peoples, and infrastructure that adaptation to climate change might have.
|2013-12||Healthy Country 16: Seasons Greetings||
After another long year Issue 16 of Healthy Country newsletter was realeased in December 2013, offering a seasons greetings to all readers.
Issue 16 looks at numerous natural resource management and conservation efforts around the Cape such as the consideration of world heritage listing for certain areas of the Cape York Penininsula and the undertaking of at the time the only inshore dolphin survey of Princess Charlotte Bay performed by JCU and the Lama Lama rangers. The Lama Lama rangers also celebrated the accredition of the Lama Lama Traditional Use of Marine Resource Agreement on July 8 2013. This issue also interviews the managers of the Steve Irwin Wildlife reserve, Barry and Shelley Lyon following the Newman goverments assurance of protection for the area, looks at a 25 kilometre stretch of beach between Janie Creek and Pennyfather where Mapoon rangers had been working day and night to remove debris and eliminate threats to turtle nestin, and reports how a young landcarer Ryan Jackson from Wolverton station was sent to Warwick with his mum Emma learning about the natural systems of the environment and how they work.
|2013-09||Healthy Country 15: People and Place||
Issue 15 of Cape York Natural Resource Management's healthy country newsletter looks at the people, places, and organisations in the Cape York Peninsula at the time.
The articles look at the review of the draft Normanby River Water Quality Management Plan, improvements to Cape York's turtle conservation measures, why marine debris need to be cleaned of the northern beaches, and knowledge sharing and monitoring at mapoons turtle camp. The final pages of Issue 15 looks at numerous organisations operating in the Cape York Peninsula and their actions in the Cape York Peninsula.
|2013-07||Healthy Country 14: Land and Sea||
Issue 14 of the Healthy Country newsletter covers numerous aspects of land and sea management on the Cape York Peninsula.
This issue includes articles on the call for fire plans from graziers in the North, research into sediment sources in the Normanby catchment, pest weed and animal management, and protecting cattle from potential heavy metal contamination in water supplies.
|2013-07||Cape York NRM Regional Investment Strategy, 2013-2018||
This Regional Investment Strategy contains the priorities for investment for the five years 2013-2018 as identified through consultation with the peoples and communities of Cape York.
|2013-06||Cape York Natural Resource Management - Annual community report: 2012-2013||
This is the third annual community report released by Cape York Natural Resource Management and outlines the achievements and changes that the organisation underwent between 2012 and 2013. During this time Queensland saw a change in state goverment, and a consequental relaxation of certain legislation allowed farmers to benefit and the region to generate a plan for future agriculture. The organisation istelf worked with numerous stakeholders on the Cape York Peninsula while maintaining a politically neutral stance. Despite obstacles experienced by the oraganisation the period was successful on fronts in all endeavours. Along with a Chairmans' report, CEO's report, and a Board of Directors section the report also contains an "Our Legacy" section acknowledging the achieveements of the company since 2010.
|2013-05||Healthy Country 13: Protecting biodiversity||
This issue of Healthy Country looks at the Cape York Peninsula's biodiversity, as well as CSIRO's biodiversity project and what that meant for the Cape York Peninsula.
Issue 13 is packed with articles strictly regarding biodiversity on the Cape from snakes to possums through to turtles and native flora.
|2013-03||Healthy Country 12: Fire and Rain||
This issue of the Heathy Country Newsletter looks at both fire and rain with articles about fire management and burning practices as well as on weather mapping, the altering weather's effect in native animals and marine turtle conservation.
Issue 12 also looks at fire management to control weeds, how rain and weather conditions were affecting native animals and erosion on beaches, and how pest management performed by the Apudthama Land and Sea Rangers has increased flatback turtle hatching survival due to decreased predation.