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JOINT RELEASE – FBA & GREENCOLLAR An MOU signed between FBA, the region’s leading Natural Resource Management body and GreenCollar, will ensure carbon abatement in vegetation and soils delivers both economic benefits and improved environmental outcomes.

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“This year we have shared our many achievements in sustainable grazing and farming, biodiversity, ecosystem rehabilitation and community engagement via video. I encourage you to watch our short film.”  Paul Birch, CEO

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A program that empowered Fitzroy Basin communities and organisations to work together to recover from ex-tropical cyclone Oswald and build resilience for future natural disasters has received a ‘highly commended’ award at the 2016 Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Awards.

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Have you got a great idea to help protect our region’s special plants, animals or landscapes? If you need some help to get your project up and running, then Fitzroy Basin Association (FBA) might be able to help.

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Gully repair will be the focus at a series of demonstration field days hosted by FBA in CQ from 12-14 April to help the region’s graziers and farmers plan and conduct future gully repair works.

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Through funding from the Australian Government’s Reef Programme, FBA 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 Reef.

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Under the cover of darkness at Taunton National Park, 135 kilometres west of Rockhampton, a team of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) staff and volunteers worked through the night last month to undertake the annual capture and count of the endangered bridled nailtail wallaby.

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Jim and Janet Curran

It might seem like a simple change, but by installing riparian fencing and creating smaller paddocks, grazier Jim Curran is implementing a long-term plan to overhaul his stock management methods and is already reaping the benefits.

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Annual Report

As FBA Board Chair Ian MacGibbon reflected on the year he took pride in the resilience of our community.

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Record participant numbers at recent Accelerated Grazing Best Management Practices (Grazing BMP) workshops in central Queensland have shown that the innovative program is continuing to gain momentum in the industry.

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