THE DIRT Issue 2 | Page 2

CONTENTS Learning hub to trial new approaches Learning hub springs to life after ripper rain Grazier lends nature a hand with his dozer New life for eroding gully Water monitoring delivers crystal clear message Successful collaborative partnerships Peer to peer learning Scottville mob Collective wisdom a fount of knowledge Normanby bunch Eungella push Graziers scratch below the surface for answers Regulation: stakeholders get a say Reef protection regulations The foundation is complete, it’s time to accelerate BBB grazing support Landscape remediation Looking beyond the project Influencing other land managers Glencore supports remediation efforts Finding common ground Region’s first community washdown facilit Weed prevention is everyone’s business Grader workshops for soil conservation Policy engagement Bringing graziers and government to the table Reef regulations Policy roundtable Exploring new incentives Incentives to knock down barriers Monitoring and evaluation Governance A new way of managing natural resources The LDC model - doing things differently and getting results LDC’s delivery partners and collaborators To help achieve these targets, the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Water Science Taskforce recommended the implementation of two Major Integrated Projects (MIPs) — one in the Burdekin Dry Tropics, and the other in the Wet Tropics. Bowen Bogie River IE R IV ER D The Burdekin MIP, known as Landholders Driving Change (LDC), is piloting land management and repair approaches at a catchment scale, and evaluating their effectiveness in improving water quality and long-term sustainable land management. PELI CA Glenmore Creek Collinsville R EE Pelican Creek Emu Creek Little Bowen River Rosella Creek R B OWE N RIV E Broken River LA CR EE K C R EE K BR OKE N R IV E B 25 Kilometres TL 0 I T Little Bowen River Major Waterways Non-perennial Perennial 39 The Queensland and Australian governments’ Reef 2050 Plan sets out targets to reduce pollutants in the key reef catchments by 2025. Burdekin River mouth BO G 4 6 8 10 12 12 14 14 16 16 17 18 20 20 22 26 28 29 30 30 30 31 31 31 32 32 32 33 34 34 36 38 38 38 Exe Creek E X E CR ER LDC is concentrating efforts in the Bowen, Broken, Bogie (BBB) catchment, near Bowen and Collinsville. The BBB produces almost a quarter of the total fine sediment load that ends up in the GBR lagoon. About 65 per cent of fine sediment comes from gully erosion. EE K Cover image: Shane and Rebecca Lathwell and their sons, of Havilah Station near Collinsville. 2