Council supports and works in partnership with local community based groups to protect our environment. Details on Tablelands based groups are included below.
Barron River Catchment
The Barron River Catchment Management Association (BRCMA) was formed in 1994 to identify and implement sustainable land use and catchment management strategies for the Barron River. Barron Catchment Care is one of seven catchment groups within the Wet Tropics Region It includes representatives from a wide range of interest groups, including local councils, rural producers, commerce and industry, urban community, conservation, tourism, education, and State agencies. Ph (07) 4095 7108
Seed Savers Up North and Seed Savers Network
Seed Savers Up North is based on the Tablelands as part of the Seed Savers’ Australia wide network. They are a non-profit group of gardeners who are passionate about saving our plant heritage and preserving the genetic basis of tomorrow’s food. Since 1995 Seed Savers have been providing FNQ gardeners with an opportunity to learn about the importance of seed saving and provide a method of swapping plant materials, seeds, and growing information.
Tablelands Wildlife Rescue
The Tablelands is an environment rich with native animals, so if you come across an animal that you think is sick or injured, please call the 24hr Emergency Hotline Number 4091 7767. The website has great wildlife first aid advice and if you like to get up close and personal you can also find out when wildlife workshops are running.
Terrain Natural Resource Management
Terrain NRM is the Natural Resource Management body for the Wet Tropics. They are a not-for-profit company, with a membership including over 120 local organisations with key roles managing the region’s natural resources according to the targets and actions set out in Terrains regional NRM plan.
Tolga Bat Hospital
Tolga Bat Hospital is a community-based organisation that promotes public education, partnerships and capacity building while working specifically for the conservation of bats and their habitat. Ph (07) 4091 2683
TREAT – Trees for Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands
TREAT is an incorporated organisation with approximately 500 member households across the Tablelands. TREAT has a special working relationship with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service – Restoration Services – Lake Eacham Nursery. Ph (07) 4095 3644
Tree Kangaroo and Mammal Group Inc
The Tree-Kangaroo and Mammal Group (TKMG) is an incorporated community group based on the Atherton Tablelands, made up of local residents interested in, and concerned for, the conservation of North Queensland’s rich mammal fauna.
Wet Tropics Management Authority
The Wet Tropics Management Authority was established under the Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993 to provide leadership, facilitation, advocacy and guidance in the management and presentation of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in support of the management framework. Based in Cairns, Wet Tropics comprises a dedicated team of around 20 scientists, planners and outreach specialists that focus on building networks in the wet tropics region.