Cape York Natural Resource Management

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2012-10 Healthy Country 10

This is the 10th edition of Cape York Natural Resource Management's healthy country newsletter. This issue looks at using technology to assist pastoralists in cattle management, stopping the spread the invasive weed sicklepod which threatenes local ecosystems, and the risk posed to the Quinkan rock art site in 2012 after partial destruction of rock art paintings was discovered by Laura rangers, along with several smaller articles. 

Healthy Country 10 Newsletter Edition
2012-06 Cape York Natural Resource Management - Annual community report: 2011-2012

This is the second annual community report released by Cape York Natural Resource Management and outlines the achievements and changes that the organisation underwent throughout the 2011-2012 period. This second year saw the company grow exponentially with $1.3 million in grants being secured on top of the $2.5 million base level funding provided by the Commonwealth. Membership in the organisation from the previous year with well over 100 individuals involved. The board's composition saw a change with Don DeBusch's previous (Director for Indigenous Sector Zone 3) position being filled by Director Gavin Bassini and the passing of Abraham Omeenyo, Director of Indigenous Sector Zone 2. This annual report follows a similar layout to the former year's however with a specific "our funding" page included which outlines the key programs and partner organisations which were funded in the 2011-2012 financial year.  

Cape York Natural Resource Management - Annual community report: 2011-2012 Corporate Document
2012-03 Healthy Country 8

In this issue of Cape York Healthy Country Newsletter northern quolls are discussed as an indicator of healthy country, opions flair regarding an irrigation project designed to catch and utilise monsoonal rain in the Gulf of Carpentaria, the carbon farming initiative is discussed and explained, and an article covers how the lives of the Kuku Nyungkal people were reshaped through a combination of engineers without borders initiatives and corporate partnerships.

 

Healthy Country 8 Newsletter Edition
2012-03 Healthy Country 9

Issue 9 of the Healthy Country Newsletter contains articles covering turtle and dugong conservation and rehabilitation actions on the Cape, the launch of a junior wild river rangers program, the fire workshop and adition of a new board member, and the overall achievements of the Wild River's Rangers program in the 2011 period.  

Healthy Country 9 Newsletter Edition
2011-12 Healthy Country 7: Marine

This issue of the Healthy Country Newsletter talks predominately about turtle conservation and water quality improvement. 

Issue 7 looks at a number of factors affecting the decline of turtle populations and impacting the quality of the coastal environment along the coast along with work being performed to try and improve water quality and halt the decline of turtle populations on the cape at the time. 

Healthy Country 7: Collaborative turtle conservation Newsletter Edition
2011-10 Healthy Country 5: Cape York NRM Annual General Meeting

This newsletter is the fifth Cape York Healthy Country newsletter to be released by Cape York Natural Resource Management, being released only a month after its predecessor. The articles contained inside focus on a number of NRM related events, circumstances, and general information directed wholey at the people of the Cape York Peninsula. Two articles on weed control can be found in the Newsletter, one focusing on the actions of Cape York Weeds and Feral Animals program in eradicating Rubber Vine over the containment line at the time, the other focused on the practical course component of a 'remote area weed management' course where students learned the basal bark method of Lantanna control as part of Weed Buster Week with South Cape York Catchments. An article on sediment run off and the formation of alluvial gulleys on the Cape looks at potential monitoring and real world management practices for landholders dealing with alluvial gulleys. As part of South Cape York Catchment's and Cooktown State School's Scientist's in Schools program secondary school students were taken into the field to undertake various studies including pest fish surveys, water quality monitoring, and wildlife surveys. This newsletter contains an article on page 5 elaborating on the work of South Cape York Catchments and the Cooktown State School's Scientist's in Schools program from July 2007 to Octoer 2011. 

Cape York Healthy Country newsletter - Issue 5 Newsletter Edition
2011-09 Healthy Country 4: Meet the Cape York NRM Team

This is the fourth edition of Cape York Natural Resource Mangement's Cape York Healthy Country Newsletter, reflecting on the previous 3 months at the organisation and on the Cape. Throughout that time Cape York Natural Resource Management welcomed Peta-Marie Standley to the team as program manager. The newsletter begins with a full page explanation for the people of Cape York of wild rivers legislation and it's relationship to Indigenous Reference Groups; something the majority of individuals found confusing at the time. The eradication of Salvinia was a focal point in late 2011, being regarded as the worlds worst weed, South Cape York Catchments had then spent over 3 years on Australia's most ambitious and agressive Salvinia eradication program with this article acting as a means of raising awareness about the program, and illegality and environmental risk of harbouring Salvinia on ones property. Two articles on fire are contained in this newsletter; one focusing on hazard mitigation burns on the Cape early in the season to prevent high fuel loads and hotter late season fires, the other carrying a focus on the significance of discussion about fire to change attitudes and allow for the conservational impact of well planned and well managed fire practices on the Cape to spread. The agricultural sector of the Cape York region had then recently experienced a significant blow following the Government's ban on the live exportation of cattle to Indonesia. The pastoralists of Cape York gathered at a live export discussion forum on the 12th of August 2011 in Georgetown to plan for the future of the pastoral industry in the Cape; this newsletter outlined the formation and recomendations of that forum. 

Cape York Healthy Country newsletter - Issue 4 Newsletter Edition
2011-08 Healthy Country 3: Coping with Change on Cape York Peninsula

This is the third edition of Cape York Natural Resource Management's Cape York Healthy Country Newsletter, released in August of 2011 and speaking to the people of a region with a then uncertain future about climate change, and the legislative impacts of goverment policies on carbon trading, mineral resources, land tenure, and conservation. Articles include that on the then upcoming Live Export Forum, a controversial issue at the time, as well as on the forward movement of Lakeland's agricultural sector. At the time Cape York Sustainable Futures were performing work aimed to increase the water quality of the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon and Cape York Natural Resource Management had appointed a new Executive Assistant, Janet Greenwood. Two articles on the work Cape York Natural Resource Mangement was undertaking at the time elaborate on conservative measures for riparian vegetation and improving the resilence of the critically endangered coastal vine forest ecosystem as well as the funding of the feral pig cull as part of the Cape York Weeds and Feral Animals Program. Laura Rangers also organised a cultural plant awareness day as part of World Environment Day and saw the sharing of tradition knowledge when fifteen plans with medicinal, nutritional or material value were identified by Elders as well as explaining their use and perperation to the children of the community. The children's excursion was part of a South Cape York Catchments and Laura Rangers project to maintain traditional knowledge and allow tourists insight into Aboriginal culture by erecting signs identifying culturally significant plants and their uses. 

Cape York Healthy Country newsletter - Issue 3 Newsletter Edition
2011-06 Cape York Natural Resource Management - Annual community report: 2010-2011

This is the first annual community report released by Cape York Natural Resource Management and outlines the achievements and changes that the organisation underwent throughout the 2010-2011 period. During this period the company saw changes in staff with the resignation of Don DeBusch from Director for Indigineous Sector Zone 3 on the board, instead joining Cape York Natural Resource Management in the role of Indigineous Engagement Officer. The year also saw the joining of Peta-Marie Stadnley as Program Manager and Janet Greenwood as executive assistant. One of the organisations greatest achievements in that time was the raising of merit among stakholders on the Cape. The annual report provides both a chairmans report and a CEO's report, as well as outlines of then current programs, the board of directors, about the company itself, the region which it operates in, as well as a final community financial report.

Cape York Natural Resource Management - Annual community report: 2010-2011 Corporate Document
2011-06 Healthy Country 6: Cape York Annual General Meeting and Community Forum

This is the 6th edition of the Cape York Healthy Country Newsletter released by Cape York Natural Resource Management only a month after the October edition. This issue looks at a three year carbon project initiated in late 2011 by NAILSMA which focussed on landscape scale emissions reductions on the Western Cape York Peninsula, central Arnhem Land, the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. An article written by Program Manager Peta-Marie Standley outlines the then recent achievements of the organisation within the Cape York Peninsula. Smaller articles on the Cape York Water Forum and Ranger Conference and the pharmacological investigation of WIK phytomedicines can be found towards of the end of the Newsletter. 

Cape York Healthy Country Newsletter - Issue 6 Newsletter Edition

Cape York Natural Resource Management Ltd is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation, that works with individuals, groups and communities across Cape York to care for Country through natural and cultural resource management activities.

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