Caring for country
Flora and Fauna
- Steve is an active community member and takes on issues important to the local community.
- We have completed extensive rain-forest regeneration.
- All non-farming land is under a conservation agreement, so it is protected for future generations.
- Our farm is Organically managed. We do not use synthetic chemicals as is evidenced by the moss, frogs, dung-beetles and biodiversity.
- Steve donated significant time to the ‘Caring for Country’ programme when it existed, involving numerous Elders of the Bundjalung.
- We are a long term member of local land-care.
- Prior to European settlement, there were many rocky places that habitat called home. Our rock walls provide shelter for bandicoots, lizards, frogs, snakes, spiders, antechinus and other critters.
- Huonbrook Valley has 6KW of solar panels.
- We have several solar hot water systems.
- We have a 30ML bore water license. What does this mean:
- Our water license was instrumental in stopping CSG in these valleys as we worked with SCU to baseline the water table. Essentially as a deterrent and in legal action. We have a copy of the SCU baseline report, which acts as an ongoing deterrent.
- This water can be used for irrigation, livestock, human consumption and personal use and is also registered as a public drinking water supply.
- The water supply is connected to a FIRE TRUCK fitting at our front gate, to be made available for use by the rural fire brigade if anyone in the valley should be unfortunate enough to experience a fire.
- During times of drought, residents of the valleys with empty rain-water tanks are welcome to collect drinking water in 20L drums or bottles when we are open to the public.