Upper Herbert Water Quality Program
The Upper Herbert Water Quality Program aims to prevent 4,082 tonnes of fine sediment from leaving the catchment each year.
This $3.45 million investment under the Reef Trust Partnership is supporting the Upper Herbert Sediment Reduction Project that will remediate streambanks and gullies and improve grazing management practices. The project will run until June 2024.
Implemented by Terrain NRM, the Upper Herbert Sediment Reduction Project will improve the quality of water running into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon from the Upper Herbert catchment.
Terrain NRM is employing a range of measures, including installation of pile-fields, infill and reshaping/battering of streambanks, revegetation and hillslope or sheet erosion grazing management practice change. The project will focus on land condition improvement, an enhanced understanding of soil and grassland systems, and rotational grazing methodologies.
The Upper Herbert Water Quality Program: Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Plan will guide the engagement activities for this program.
The Upper Herbert Sediment Reduction Project
Graziers from Ravenshoe to Ingham are part of a new $3.2 million project to clean up the water flowing down the Herbert River and out to the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.
Terrain NRM will work with landholders changing their grazing management practices in a project focused on reducing the amount of fine sediment in the Herbert River catchment’s waterways.