Southern Gulf NRM in partnership with James Cook University have commenced on ground trials with landholders in 2 catchments in the Region. The trials are focused on restoring consistent bare ground over many seasons under the Resilient Soils and Landscapes project. A range of restoration techniques will be engaged, determined by the unique factors of each site, to rehabilitate Mitchell Grass downs soils and surrounding landscapes. Each site and the techniques used will be evaluated for cost effectiveness, soil carbon build up, grass recovers and productive capacity.
This program actively supports landholders to adopt drought resilient land management practices and improves drought resilience for the future.
This project is funded under the Commonwealth Future Drought Fund Drought Resilient Soils and Landscapes Grants program.