BARRON RIVER CATCHMENT CARE

Who We Are

The Barron River Catchment Management Association (BRCMA), operating as Barron Catchment Care, was established in 1995 to identify and implement sustainable land use and catchment management strategies for the Barron River.

The Barron Catchment, one of nine catchments in the Wet Tropics Region of North Queensland, covers the diverse landscape of the northern Atherton Tablelands and a narrow coastal fringe north of Cairns.

The 165km Barron River originates in the rainforest of Mt Hypipamee National Park at approximately 1000 metres and flows northwards through agricultural country to Mareeba’s dry savanna lands, then eastward back into rainforest at Kuranda before plunging 260 metres down the Barron Falls Gorge to the lower floodplain and out to the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.

OUR FOCUS

Barron River Catchment Care
Current Projects

Revegetation and habitat restoration

Rejuvenating the river and Barron Delta through riparian restoration in cooperation with local community groups. Engaging with landholders to repair erosion hotspots with earth construction and revegetation.

Weed and Pest management

Land and water pests, fauna and flora alike, are threatening our native species and ecosystems. Implementing integrated pest management projects while educating the community with events and through media.

Land and water
management

Working with landholders and the Tablelands Regional Council to plan and implement stormwater management strategies in the Upper Zone.
Consult with local farmers and land managers to revise agricultural Best Management Practice.

Community engagement and planning

Reviewing the Barron River Catchment Management Strategy, with input from our members. Increasing awareness of catchment issues through presentations in schools, at events and through community engagement in project work.

OUR PROJECTS

See Us In Action

Barron Catchment Care members – representing landholders, Traditional Owners, community groups, government agencies and other natural resource users and managers – meet regularly to develop and manage projects focused on improving the health of the catchment, and reducing sediment and contaminants running off the land into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.

BARRON RIVER CATCHMENT CARE

Meet Our Team

Sheryl Fitch

Coordinator

Margaret Cochrane

Vice Chair, Treasurer

Christine Wolf OAM

Coordinator

Case Schoorl

Secretary

Brian Down

Chair

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OUR TRUSTED PARTNERS

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