FBA is part of a network of natural resource management bodies in Australia. There are 54 across Australia with the regions determined by river catchment boundary lines.
In Queensland there are 12 independent not for profit NRM bodies that cover the State from the Great Barrier Reef coastline to our rainforests and rangelands. We are all local, we know the lay of the land in our regions and we are trusted by the strong community networks that we live and work with.
While our regions and communities are unique, our work is similar. Each member of our NRM network is working with their communities to make a difference to the environment through the sustainable use of natural resources.
We are all delivering projects related to:
- Land management
- Nature conservation (biodiversity)
- Healthy waterways and water quality
- Catchment repair
- Sustainable farming and soil management
- Weed and pest management
- Climate resilience
In total, we have a workforce of more than 300 people on the ground in rural communities who can respond quickly to changing situations including drought, cyclones, floods and fires.
With two World Heritage Areas on its doorstep, Terrain NRM combines science and local knowledge to develop sustainable solutions to increase the resilience of the rainforests, reef, landscapes and local communities of the Wet Tropics.
With a head office in Townsville, NQ Dry Tropics works with landholders and communities on the sustainable managment of land, water plants and animals in a vast region that includes the state’s second largest river system – the Burdekin River.
Healthy Land & Water is dedicated to improving and protecting the environment of South East Queensland, an area with significant population and development including Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. While this NRM region is more urbanised, HLW’s approach is the same as other regions – combining science and local knowledge to develop innovative solutions to environmental challenges.