Land Management Environmental Values
A large proportion of Southern Tasmania is managed by the region’s farmers and private land managers. Much of this land has high environmental significance beyond its agricultural and primary production value. The environmental values of the region’s agricultural landholdings include biodiversity, waterways and wetlands, geoheritage, soils and cultural heritage.
Within the region, several subregional areas contain significantly higher levels of shared agricultural and environmental value. These include the Huon Valley, the area extending from the foothills of Mt Wellington across to Bruny Island and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, land in the vicinity of the Upper Derwent Lakes, Tasman and Sorell municipalities, and land around the Swan Apsley catchment. As a result NRM South has identified these locations as priority areas for supporting land management activities.