Agriculture, Farmers and landholders

Small landholders reap rewards of property planning

The hardest thing for Tim Ackroyd about running NRM South’s Small Landholders program has been turning people away, but that’s also a sign of its success. “My only regret is not being able to get everybody onto the program,” he says. “I hate having to turn people away.” Aimed at

Read More...

Aboriginal, Projects

pakana Services’s wonderful progress

It took a two minute video shot by one of his younger employees at pakana services to really bring home to John Easton just how far the Aboriginal land management business has come since its launch in August 2013. “A while back I modified my excavator so that I can

Read More...

Environment

Getting the biosecurity message out there

Wildlife disease biologist David Sinn is a fan of prevention over cure. Too often, he says, scientific work to preserve a population takes place only when a problem has already taken hold, leaving biologists to fight an uphill battle. Often it is too late to do anything but manage the

Read More...

Environment, Media releases, News

Partnership puts spotlight on keeping it clean for frogs

A ground-breaking project aimed at tracking Tasmania’s frog populations will help ensure Tasmania’s wilderness remains an important global refuge against chytrid, a deadly fungus that is decimating frog populations and causing species extinctions worldwide. A partnership between NRM South, Hydro Tasmania and DPIPWE has provided the opportunity for Wildlife Disease

Read More...

Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Media releases, News

Animal control options available to farmers

NRM South accepts that the Tasmanian Government’s decision to allow landowners to continue to use 1080 for control of browsing animals, and recognises that native animal browsing can have a serious economic impact for Tasmanian farmers. NRM South supports farmers to evaluate options to manage the impact in a way

Read More...

Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Media releases, News

Soil carbon an opportunity for Tassie farmers

Environment Minister Greg Hunt recently (18 March) spoke about the opportunities that will become available for Australian producers where … “farmers keen to improve the condition of their land would have the added benefit of being able to earn revenue from abatement projects that build carbon in their soils.”1 While

Read More...