Wilderness Economies News

Wilderness Economies News

  • Grazing – a family affair
    Grazier Mick and family recently moved a small mob of cattle onto sections of the Tropical Wetlands reserve. Grazing on this reserve will be used as a management tool to control a range of invasive African grasses. Many years ago these grasses were introduced to Australia for pastoralism, and have created serious weed problems in many places. One of the biggest challenges is the heat that these grasses produce when burned, but they also crowd out many native understory species. Low-level grazing will remove a lot of the biomass of these weeds. Apart from weed and fire management, the grazing is part of our Wilderness economies program, providing local economic input and […]
  • Our first strategic economic partner
    We welcome local businessman Mark Fraenkle as our first economic strategic partner. Mark, who has many years operating high-end tourism ventures, will be developing specialised, immersive ecological and cultural experiences on our Tropical Wetlands reserve. These 2-3 day tours will include using the reserve as a Dark Sky location for observing the night sky, in-depth ecological and cultural experiences. The experiences will be ultra-low impact in nature, with the specific aim of creating deep connections between visitors and the landscape. Tours will be a mix of camping and overnight at the 3 secluded safari tents on the reserve. Importantly, Mark is a local with local employees, thus generating much needed input stemming […]