Prioritising soil and vegetative health helps to ensure reduced runoff and that an operation’s most basic, yet vital asset – its soil – is not washed away. This is critical to improving the quality of the water that flows into the surrounding waterways.

Initial overland flow results for the 2019-2020 water quality surveys. These measurements were taken on three Project Pioneer properties in the Fitzroy catchment. The treatment properties have implemented RCS principles such as those adopted through Project Pioneer, while the control properties have not.

Rainfall run-off from a property managed under regenerative grazing principles (left) versus that of a neighbouring property that is not yet subject to regenerative land management.

Project Pioneer is funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. The project is delivered by RCS with support from WWF, Maia Technology, Farm Map 4D and CQUniversity.

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