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2022 NT NRM AWARDS

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Recognising excellence in NRM in the Northern Territory

Territory Natural Resource Management is the proud host of the NT Natural Resource Management (NRM) Awards since 2014.

 

The NT NRM Awards recognise, celebrate and create greater public awareness of the diverse groups and projects that contribute to the sustainable management of the Northern Territory’s waterways, land and sea country.

Congratulations to the WINNERS of the
2021 NT Natural Resource Management Awards!

Best Collaboration in Natural Resource Management Award Finalists
Sponsored by Batchelor Institute

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Karrkad Kanjdji Trust Winner!

The Karrkad Kanjdji Trust and Aboriginal Ranger programs are working together to care for country and culture in West and Central Arnhem Land.

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The Learning on Country (LOC) program is a culturally relevant school based Indigenous Ranger facilitated program aimed at linking Australian curriculum subjects with field based experiential learning and data collection.

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This seven-year collaboration brought together Mary River National Park Rangers and researchers from the National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Fire and Weeds research team to trial new approaches to gamba and fire management with the aim of reducing the impact on trees.

Ranger of the Year Award Finalists
Sponsored by the Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security Northern Territory Government

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Steve Dwyer, Park Ranger at Parks and Wildlife Commission NT Winner!

Steve Dwyer has worked tirelessly on gamba grass management at Mary River National Park to protect the savanna woodlands.

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Sean Spicer is dedicated to the Djurrubu Ranger team and focussed on finding good outcomes for both the Ranger team and the country (Mirarr Estate).

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Jeffery Curtis has shown excellent initiative and played a strong role in leading the team to carry out works on country (Aboriginal Land Trusts) in accordance with Traditional Owners' wishes.

Farmers and Fishers Sustainability Award Finalists
Sponsored by Humpty Doo Barramundi

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Harding Trembath Stock Winner!

The grazing system, 'Insync Grow and Graze' is a grazing schedule that allows native pasture to improve and regenerate, by destocking during the wet season.

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The outstanding sustainability and natural resource management achievements on the 42acre Lambelles Lagoon farm have been made possible through a balanced and tailored application of practices that are either unique to Australia or innovations developed on farm.

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Territory Native Plants are a dynamic, flexible and 'client-first' business that focuses exclusively on quality native plant stock for landscape preservation (including 'post-gamba revegetation'), management, restoration and rehabilitation across the mining, civil, government sectors, and the broader community.

Indigenous Natural Resource Management Award Finalists
Sponsored by the Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security, Northern Territory Government

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Walungurru Ranger TORAC Winner!

Through the efforts of the Walungurru TORAC in the establishment of the Walungurru Rangers, country is being visited, in many cases, for the first time in recent memory.

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The work of the Tjuwanpa Rangers has brought the Alkwertneme freshwater spring and Dreaming site back to life.

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This 10-year patrol and rescue program has resulted in the rescue and release of 77 Critically Endangered sawfish.

Environment and Conservation Award Finalists
Sponsored by Charles Darwin University

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Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia - Ayers Rock Resort Winner!

Spanning more than 20 years, this has become the longest running, consistently implemented monitoring program for the 2 threatened species, Mulgara (Pitjantjatjara name Murtja) and Great Desert Skink (Pitjantjatjara name Tjakura) within the Northern Territory.

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The trail between Anthwerrke (Emily Gap) and Atherrke (Jessie Gap) in the East MacDonnell Rangers is helping conserve and showcase the cultural and environmental values of the area.

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Arnhem Coast Clean Up works on the beaches and shorelines in northeast Arnhem Land and removes an average of 2500kg of Marine debris every year. 

Next Generation Natural Resource Management Award Finalists
Sponsored by Channel Nine

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Nakara Primary School Winner!

The formation of the Eco Warriors has increased the schools capacity to reuse, reduce and recycle and has reduced general waste to land fill.

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Milkwood Steiner School’s Outdoor Classroom curriculum was developed by educators, scientists, artists and Traditional Owners who understand that connection to country is essential for children’s capacity to lead environmentally sustainable practice.

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The Mimal Land Management’s “Learning on Country” program is run as a collaboration between Bulman School, Mimal Rangers and elders in the community to deliver culturally relevant learning and land management knowledge to school students.

Research in Natural Resource Management Award Finalists
Sponsored by Outback Helicopter Airwork NT

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Stygofauna Research Team, Research Institute for Environment & Livelihoods, CDU and CSIRO Winner!

The surveys revealed a stygofaunal assemblage, dominated by crustaceans, that contains species that are new to science.

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The team found that excluding gamba fires helped halt the tree decline and instead resulted in up to 110% increase in tree cover in previously gamba dominated sites.

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Charles Darwin University's Northern Australian Mammal Conservation Group is committed to saving northern Australia's mammals. Their research addresses one of Australia's most pressing conservation issues: the severe decline of small mammals in northern Australia.

Resilient and Sustainable Enterprise Award Finalists
Sponsored by Airport Develiopment Group ADG

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Territory Native Plants Winner!

Territory Native Plants are a dynamic, flexible and 'client-first' business that focuses exclusively on quality native plant stock for landscape preservation (including 'post-gamba revegetation'), management, restoration and rehabilitation across the mining, civil, government sectors, and the broader community.

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Tropiculture Australia is a food-plant production nursery, orchard, manufacturer of fertilisers and potting media, and grower of tropical fruit and vegetable produce. Without Tropiculture Australia, many adapted food-plant varieties would not be available in the Territory and interstate.

Lifetime Achievement Award Finalists
Sponsored by Territory Natural Resource Management

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Glenn Wightman Winner!

For more than three decades, Glenn Wightman’s work and career has been focused on Territorians and helping them protect their biocultural knowledge.

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John Whatley

John Whatley has dedicated his long working life to legislation and Bushfire Management in the NT.

People's Choice Award
Sponsored by Westpac Indigenous Banking

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Arnhem Coast Clean Up - ACCU Winner!

Arnhem Coast Clean Up works on the beaches and shorelines in northeast Arnhem Land and removes an average of 2500kg of Marine debris every year.