About Terrain NRM
Terrain NRM is a community-based not-for-profit organisation supporting natural resource management (NRM) in the Wet Tropics region. They build partnerships to secure the health of natural resources including the region’s water, biodiversity, soil, climate, traditional owner and community assets.
Established in 2003, Terrain is a not-for-profit public company funded from a range of corporate, government and philanthropic sources. Current key funding programs include the Queensland Government’s NRM Investment, Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, Reef Water Quality Programme and Reef Trust, which combined are worth some $9 million, which Terrain is administering on behalf of the region.
Terrain’s key role is to support implementation of the Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country by supporting action, facilitating funding and integrating effort to achieve sustainable communities and ecosystems in the region. They provide planning direction, information, advice and practical support to community/groups/organisations/individuals with an interest in NRM.
A critical factor in the success of the region’s approach to NRM, is the strength of its partnerships across all sectors and tiers of the community.