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Our projects

Activities are what define our presence in the region. Browse the list below for projects of interest. Note the tags that show topic, and note also the status of the projects.

Abattoir Swamp

Abattoir Swamp Management Committee

In May 2021 Mitchell River Group signed a management agreement with Mareeba Shire Council to take over the ongoing management of a remnant wetland known as Abattoir Swamp.

The wetland is located on the Molloy - Mossman Road and is one of the few publicly-accessible reserves of its type in the area.

Arriga Plains Water and Soil Assessment

Water and Soil quality testing program to help provide better irrigation options on the Arriga Plains.

Funders for the Sentinel Network

Frogbit Sentinel Network

Money has to be invested in the fight to keep Frogbit out of the Mitchell. The funding has to be secured for the next several years until we beat this threat.

Rather than complain and point fingers, key land managers have reached into their own budgets and are providing much-needed additional funds for a Sentinel Network that can protect the Mitchell while the bigger issue of cleaning up the Barron gains traction.

The Crossing

Improving habitat for White-bellied Crimson Finch (Kowanyama country)

This project implements recommendations of the National Recovery Plan for Neochmia evangelinae, the White-bellied Crimson Finch (WBCF), or “our little red bird” as it is fondly known to locals. 

The project is designed to engage and up-skill people in the remote Aboriginal community of Kowanyama.

Kosters curse closeup

Kosters curse Coordination

We are acting in the leadership role to co-ordinate action to control and reduce the Koster's curse infestation centred at Julatten.


Bellyache Bush Control and Weed Signage

A Queensland government Everyone’s Environment enabled us to carry out weed control projects in the catchment, especially the mapping and control of bellyache bush on the Palmer and Walsh Rivers.

Black-throated Finch Management options

Setting priorities for managing and monitoring Black-throated Finches and other threatened Finches in the Mitchell River Catchment

Rangers on WBCF survey

Crimson Finch Survey and Ranger Training

The project trained Indigenous rangers of Kowanyama to help them to manage and monitor habitat and numbers of the Endangered White-bellied Crimson Finch (WBCF). The training included bird recognition, understanding habitat needs in relation to the impacts of fire, livestock, pigs, weeds and management effort, plus outcome monitoring.

Grazier and Land Holder Networking Workshops

A Community Landcare Grant funded a series of four land management workshops with Traditional Owners, graziers and other land managers throughout the catchment.

Palmer and Mitchell Aerial Photos (2015)

Collection of low-level aerial images up the Palmer and Mitchell. Useful for overview of land condition and mining impacts.

Special projects

Abattoir Swamp     Sentinel network