Gulf Savannah NRM
We’re a non-profit company and a registered charity, working with people and communities to create opportunities for current and future generations in the Gulf region. Our projects help strengthen communities and industries. We cultivate living landscapes to support local livelihoods.
The Gulf Savannah NRM team works from offices in Georgetown, Croydon and Mareeba, connecting science, technology and landcare to improve productivity for farmers and graziers. We balance social, economic and cultural interests and maintain environmental values and healthy ecosystems.
Our projects include regenerative farming, healthy soils, Indigenous partnerships, new technologies for agriculture, grazing business resilience, environmental education, and advocacy for better telecommunications for the region.
Want to work with us?
Are you passionate about agriculture and the environment? Want to help build our region's resilience to disaster and climate impacts? Do you have skills in managing and delivering projects, or engaging with landholders? We want to hear from you.
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitation
Our Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator promotes sustainable agriculture, supporting farmers, industry and community groups to adopt new and innovative sustainable agriculture practices. Funded and supported by the Australian Governments Regional Land Partnerships program.
Healthy Farming Soils
Promoting farm-scale worm farming and the use of biological soil ameliorants in agricultural settings. Ameliorants are substances that help plant growth by improving the physical condition of the soil. Supported by Smart Farms Small Grants, part of the Australian Government National Landcare Program.
Promoting bee keeping and the importance of beneficial insects in horticultural systems. Pollinators are essential for agriculture and healthy landscapes. We show farmers the important role of pollinator species and host plants, and how to increase pollinator numbers on their farm. Supported by Smart Farms Small Grants, part of the Australian Government National Landcare Program.
Drop in the Bucket: Citizen Scientists Monitoring Water Quality
This project provides important water quality and ecosystem health data for rivers in our region. Citizen scientists use observational methods to assess the health of our river systems. Supported by the Queensland Government.
Climate Mates is part of the Northern Australia Climate Program, helping graziers better manage drought and climate risks. We help graziers use forecasts and adopt new climate tools to make informed management decisions. Supported by the Queensland Government Drought and Climate Adaptation Program and Meat and Livestock Australia.
Prickly Acacia Management
This thorny shrub or small tree encourages erosion, threatens biodiversity, decreases pastures, and forms dense thickets that interfere with stock movement. Preventing spread is a high priority. Our project supports landholders through education, awareness, and on-ground control. Project supported by the Australian Government.
Supporting grazing business resilience by assisting recovery from extreme climate events and improving future preparedness. It’s funded through the Drought & Climate Adaptation Program, building strong partnerships between regional NRM organisations and the Queensland Department of Agriculture & Fisheries.
E-Beef Smart Farms
This project shows how innovative technologies can improve livestock performance and pasture data, leading to better informed management decisions. This leads to improved natural resources condition and boosts the financial viability of regional grazing businesses. Funding for the project is from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and the Queensland Government Drought and Climate Adaptation Program.
Biodiversity Bright Spots – Woodlands
We work with Traditional Owners, land managers, scientists and government to support recovery of the endangered Golden-shouldered parrot. Found in our tropical savannah woodlands and open grasslands, but under pressure from predators and land use changes. Project supported by Regional Land Partnerships, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
Healthy Farming Futures
Helping farmers develop better soil management practices to address acidification, carbon decline, and erosion. We’re building skills and confidence, helping farmers improve their soil for long-term resilience. The project operates in the Mareeba-Dimbulah and Gilbert River Irrigation Areas. Project supported by Regional Land Partnerships, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
Gulf Rivers Riparian Improvement Program
The Gulf Rivers Riparian Improvement Program addresses sediment loss and native vegetation condition in the Gilbert River catchment with strategic works and building landholders skills and knowledge. The Gilbert is part of northern Australia’s largest river system. Project funded by the Queensland Government Natural Resources Investment Program.
Looking back on station life
We talk to two Gulf locals about how station life has changed in the region over the last few decades
Can you help your local firies?
‘Good will and good times’: Hear from a local firefighter about the benefits of joining your local rural fire brigade
Two floods, 10 years apart
We chat to two locals and take a look back at two major flooding events in the Carpentaria Shire
Safe havens for nature across the Gulf
Have you seen the “Nature Refuge” signs as you travel through the Gulf and wondered what they’re about?
‘Tis the season – for wet season spelling!
Grow healthier pastures, manage your land sustainably and build a resilient livestock business with wet season spelling
Gulf Savannah NRM supports the Sustainable Development Goals