Grazier pioneers invited to join Reef project
Queensland graziers can sign on for a program that not only improves water quality for the Reef but also improves land condition and builds a more profitable and resilient farming operation.
Reef Water Quality Improvement grant recipient Project Pioneer is calling on graziers from the Johnstone, Herbert, Burdekin, O’Connell, Fitzroy, Burnett and Mary River catchments to join the program run by Resource Consulting Services.
Project Pioneer works with the graziers to promote regenerative grazing operations to increase ground cover in grazing lands and reduce sediment in runoff to the Great Barrier Reef. In addition to the improved water quality entering the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, positive environmental outcomes from the program will include less carbon loss from soils, greater biodiversity on-farm (particularly soil and aquatic life), and increased landscape resilience to the effects of climate change.