Yandaran farmer helps rescue reef

YANDARAN beef producer Peter Fields is doing his bit for the Great Barrier Reef thanks to the Federal Government’s Reef Rescue Program.

Mr Fields is one of 47 graziers working towards reducing the amount of sediment ending up in the reef’s lagoon.

The funding allowed extra fencing along Ward Creek to stop cattle getting in and destroying the riparian ground cover.

During rain this will reduce sediment loss.

A former line fisherman, Mr Fields is keen to undertake more projects on his property to help maintain the reef.

He said landholders need not be afraid by the funding application process.

“I found it (the funding application) to be extremely simple, with the extension officer assisting in the design of the project and the application,” Mr Fields said.

Landowners from the Baffle, Isis, Elliot, Lower Kolan, Gregory, Burrum and Lower Burnett catchments took part in the project.

The Burnett Catchment Care Association (BCCA) was involved in the grazing component of the project..



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