What We Do & What We’ve Done

What We Do

We grow high-quality native plants, primarily for rainforest regeneration across the Tablelands to:

  • create and promote priority vegetation corridors between fragmented natural habitat including state and privately-owned protected areas
  • improve soil stabilisation and water quality in Great Barrier Reef catchments, targeting the upper catchments of the Mulgrave, Barron, Russell, Herbert and Johnstone systems
  • enhance shade shelter belts on agricultural land incorporating stock exclusion fencing
  • improve scenic amenity of TRC reserves and recreational areas as well as the provision of vegetation for the restoration of TRC work sites
  • provide support to revegetation projects delivered by community groups and landholders
  • support work experience and volunteer work opportunities for Tablelanders
  • provide expert knowledge regarding revegetation projects including local botanical/vegetation community knowledge, seed collection, propagation, species selection, project design, site selection and maintenance
  • respond to emerging opportunities such as the state government’s Great Barrier Reef Water Quality Improvement Program and the development of Terrain’s Cassowary Credits Program.

What We’ve Done

We’ve created significant wildlife corridors of native habitat that support important endemic animal species like Southern Cassowaries, Lumholtz’s Tree-Kangaroos and Lemuroid Ringtail Possums. The corridors also decrease heavily disturbed and weedy areas, and reduce the amount of sediment transported to the Great Barrier Reef.

These critical corridors include:

  • ‘Making Connections Corridor’ project restoring 40ha of upland rainforest for climate refugia.
  • Upper Johnstone River revegetation between Bromfield Swamp and Malanda Falls Conservation Park
    restoring over 30ha of riparian forest.