Farmers and landholders, Featured, News, Research

Research for a pasture that persists

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) and NRM South are aiming to give farmers on the East Coast of Tasmania new strategies to manage pasture production through drought. The East Coast of Tasmania is an important wool producing region, but faces production challenges, including a dry temperate climate with highly


D'Entrecasteaux & Huon Collaboration, News, Research

D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Report Card

The D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon Estuary are Tasmania’s most treasured waterways – they host more Tasmanian recreational fishers and boaters than any other in Tasmania, and harbour thriving commercial operators and growing residential development. For the past 7 years, industry, government and natural resource management organisations have been working in


News, Research, Stories

Coast to Coast conference wrap-up

In 2004, the inaugural Coast to Coast conference was held in Hobart. Fourteen years on, it returned to the city where it all began. From April 16-20, Australia’s biennial national coastal management conference welcomed 250 delegates working in government, research, natural resource management, consultancy, community organisations and volunteer groups. This dynamic


Environment, Farmers and landholders, National Landcare Programme, News, Research, Stories

Protecting a rare gem

Increasing the resilience of alpine bogs on the Central Plateau. When we think about bogs, the idea of a rare, important and fragile environment may not be the first thought that springs to mind. While the ecological communities known as ‘Alpine Sphagnum Bogs and Associated Fens’ may be something of


Environment, Research, Stories

Recovery effort for a threatened eucalypt gets a dramatic boost

How social media and a family interested in plant conservation helped recovery efforts for one of Australia’s most threatened eucalypts. In early September, NRM South received funding from the Australian Government’s Threatened Species Recovery Fund for a multi-partner project to save Tasmania’s endemic, and endangered, Morrisby’s gum (Eucalyptus morrisbyi). Morrisby’s


Media releases, Research, Stories

China looks to Tasmania for NRM expertise

The President of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) - China’s premier agricultural research organisation and one of the largest in the world -  has today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NRM South that will see the two organisations sharing expertise and technologies in sustainable agriculture and