South Cape York Catchments


South Cape York Catchments (SCYC) is a community based Natural Resource Management organisation. In the last 12 months we have undertaken works including aquatic weed control, cultural heritage protection, re vegetation of riparian areas, feral pig exclusion fencing from high value wetlands, water quality monitoring and threatened species surveys.

This work is undertaken in partnership with Traditional Owners, Volunteers, Indigenous Rangers and School Students.

Cape York Aboriginal Land Management Projects - Caring for Our Country Video

Between 2011 and 2014 the Australian Government provided funding via the Queensland Government to implement Aboriginal land management projects on Cape York Peninsula. $4 million in funding was approved for 19 Aboriginal landholding bodies and one proposal that covered several groups to implement projects on-country.  South Cape York Catchments worked with some of the groups to help deliver their projects.

To document the success of the program, the QLD Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships coordinated a short film.  

If you would like further information please contact the relevant Land Trust or Aboriginal Corporation.  Alternatively, you can contact the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnership on 07 4036 5605. 



June 2015 News

Walking the Landscape Workshops

South Cape York Catchments and Cape York NRM were very happy to welcome the EHP Wetlands Program to Cooktown to facilitate 'Walking the Landscape' Workshops for the seven reef catchments of Cape York.  These workshops gathered hydrology, geology, ecology and botany experts together to describe the groundwater, rivers, wetlands and coastal processes of the catchments.  The information gathered in the workshops over five days will be used by SCYC and CYNRM in the Cape York Water Quality Improvement Plan, as well as by EHP in their state-wide wetlands program.