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MEDIA RELEASE: Nominate Now for the 2021 NT NRM Awards

7 May 2021

The NT Natural Resource Management Awards recognise the efforts of Territorians who contribute their time and energy to looking after our natural resources – our land, water, soil, plants and animals.

Territory Natural Resource Management (TNRM) Chief Executive Officer Karen May is encouraging Territorians to nominate someone they know for an award.

We all know individuals, groups and organisations that do fantastic work looking after our natural resources – community groups, landcarers, Indigenous rangers, pastoralists, farmers, scientists, businesses and conservation organisations” she said.

Sometimes people are a little shy about nominating themselves so, if you know someone doing a great job, consider nominating them – they’ll be thrilled”.

Winner of the NT Ranger of the Year Award in 2020, Sonya Braybon, commented that winning the award helped her feel recognised for her hard work as the Western Arrarnta Coordinator for the Tjuwanpa Women Rangers, and how much she had pushed herself.

"I really enjoy being a ranger, and I want to show younger generations, that when you work hard you can earn something like this. I feel proud working for community, and for community tosee how much their support means to me, and how it can pay off". Ms Braybon said.

"This award could be seen by young woman as an inspiration to improve and to work hard. If you're working with yong woman on Country it is important to walk along side them, trian them, mentor them, support them and inspire them."

Andrew Dalglish from Foxalicious Fruit, Katherine didn’t know he was being nominated for the 2020 Farmers and Fishers Sustainability award until he received the news that he won.

“It came as a bit of a surprise, to be honest”, he said about receiving the news. “It’s not the accolade we are after as farmers, but in my instance, it’s to undo the mindset of our forefathers, who went down the track of chemical farming and to move on from that toward a sustainable practice that cares for our land. Therefore, I would hope that people will continue to nominate those people in their community who are contributing to more sustainable and healthy land management. From your backyard gardener to your larger farm operations. As Paul Kelly said - from little things, big things grow”.

Nominations for the NT Natural Resource Management Awards close on Thursday 16th September 2021.

The awards will be celebrated and winners announced at a gala dinner on Wednesday evening, 17th November in Darwin, as part of the 3-day 2021 Territory Natural Resource Management Conference.

Nominations for the prestigious awards can be made for:

1. Best Collaboration in NRM Award

2. Farmers & Fishers Sustainability Award

3. Indigenous NRM Award

4. Environment & Conservation Award

5. Next Generation NRM Award

6. Ranger of the Year Award

7. Research in NRM Award

8. Resilient & Sustainable Enterprise Award

9. Lifetime Achievement Award

For support with your nominations, contact the team at Territory Natural Resource Management by sending an email to: [email protected]

For more information about the awards and to access the online nomination form visit the TNRM Conference website:

There are many ways to get involved with the largest gathering of NRM professionals in the NT, at the 2021 TNRM Conference & NT NRM Awards. Get in touch to find out how: [email protected]

08 89 428 300





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