Deep in cattle country, graziers go against the flow to help the Great Barrier Reef

Conservationists hope remediating landowners’ sunken gullies could lead to a significant improvement in reef water quality

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Strathalbyn station is cattle country, about 34,000 hectares of north Queensland grazing land, and the site of a pilot program that has demonstrated the potential to drastically improve water quality flowing towards the Great Barrier Reef.

At Strathalbyn, which is more than 200km from the coast, bulldozers and graders work to remediate sunken gullies where sediment flows into the Burdekin river catchment. It looks more like a construction site than an environmental program.

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Source: theguardian
Deep in cattle country, graziers go against the flow to help the Great Barrier Reef