Reef Guardian Farmers and Graziers

Reef Guardian Farmers and Graziers are forward-thinking landholders who want to show how they are doing their bit to care for the Great Barrier Reef as responsible land managers.

These farmers and graziers are promoting sustainable farming practices that make economic sense and are also good for the environment.

The program is building a way to recognise and support the efforts of participants who are doing great work to manage natural resources through effective land management.

Many farmers and graziers are doing good environmental work in the areas of:

  • Soil and erosion management
  • Water management to ensure clean and healthy catchments
  • Waste reduction
  • Efficient energy use to minimise greenhouse gas emissions
  • Protecting natural areas, wetlands and forests on their properties
  • Sustainable land management practices such as installing global positioning systems in tractors to streamline planting.

By being in the program, participants can network with producers across the Great Barrier Reef catchment and share information and ideas.

To find out more about how to join the program please contact the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

 RG Farmers and Graziers

Reef Guardian Participant Interviews

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Reef Guardian interview with Tony Ross, canefarmer from Mackay


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Reef Guardian interview with Paul Gregory, cane farmer from Gordonvale


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Reef Guardian interview with Doug Phillips, banana farmer from Innisfail


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Reef Guardian interview with Brett Gia, banana farmer from Innisfail


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Reef Guardian interiew with Jeff and Karen Mills, graziers from Fitzroy River