Episode 13: Herbert Grazier Kate Waddell Talks About Environmental Management at Woodleigh Station

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Its 130 kms from the ocean but a fifth generation cattle station in the Upper Herbert is leading the way in making changes to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Woodleigh Station is one of the first sites to get involved in a $3m Australian Government funded project to help reduce fine sediment runoff to the Reef.

Owner Kate Waddell believes it is important to "leave the land in a healthy state" and tells us in this episode about the activities being undertaken on her property.

Podcast Timestamps

01:00 Introduction to Woodleigh Station, it's history and its cattle operation. .

02:15 Woodleigh's approach to environmental management, the waterway issues caused by heritage mining sites on the station and what's being done to repair.

03:40 How sustainable grazing practices are a part of the solution.

05:10 An overview of a new gully erosion project, which is helping to prevent soil loss.

7:30 The engineering works being undertaken on the ground with the help of Terrain NRM.

Contacts, Links & Resources

Email Terrain NRM's sediment manager

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