About Us



The Johnstone River Catchment Management Association Inc. (JRCMA) was formed in 1991 to undertake a Pilot Study in Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) for the then State Government.

The objects for which the Association was established are:

      To ensure the health of the productive and environmental resources of  the     

     Johnstone River Catchment for the benefit of present and future generations.

JRCMA then went on to develop and begin the implementation of a Catchment Management Strategy for the Johnstone Catchment.

In the intervening years we have accessed funding from programs such as the National Landcare Program (NLP), National Heritage Trust (NHT) and more recently Caring for Our Country as well as from non-government sources to progress this work.

In 2012 we under took a major review of our activities and resolved to focus our future activities on –

  • Further “On Ground” Projects
  • Support and promotion of Agricultural Extension
  • Publicity to recognise and promote positive “on ground” Good Management Outcomes
  • Advocacy and Lobbying for programmes and funding to advance these outcomes.

Our membership remains widely representative of the key players in Natural Resource Management (NRM) in the Catchment and includes primary producers, secondary industries, conservation, council, government agencies, recreation, land care and indigenous groups.

In its 21 years of involvement with these individuals and organisations, responsible as they are for the management of our land, water and vegetation resources, we have acquired a great deal of knowledge, experience and examples of good management outcomes.

This Website is dedicated to recognising and promoting these achievements and thereby making a contribution to a rational and objective discussion and understanding of runoff from our catchments and its impact on the Great Barrier Reef.