Small wetlands make for big gains
Terrain sourced funding of $22,000, coordinated partner involvement, and provided technical advice for the design of a series of wetlands built to improve the quality of water flowing from a Mossman farmer’s cattle property.
The project also links important habitat corridors for wildlife from the hills to the coast. The wetland connects to others on neighbouring properties, demonstrating that with good partnerships and adjoining landholders, a series of relatively small and cost effective wetlands or sediment traps can have a direct impact on reducing sediment and potential nutrient entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon and provide critical habitat for flora and fauna.
Funding came from the Queensland Wetlands Program, the Australian Government Reef Rescue program, and Cairns Regional Council.