NRM South has been operating in southern Tasmania for around two decades and has achieved many great projects over this time. We have collated an archive of previous projects as an information resource, reference and summary of our most significant projects under previous funding rounds.
NRM South is committed to providing support to undertake activity and build capacity in the Aboriginal community that will benefit our landscapes and build social and economic value with biodiversity, coastal and conservation outcomes. We do this by looking for opportunities for involvement across our whole business and supporting key initiatives that will benefit both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal lands.
As part of our mandate to support and increase the involvement of the Aboriginal community’s connection to the landscape NRM South supports pakana Services, a not-for-profit, social enterprise developed to provide work and training for Aboriginal people in the natural resource management and agricultural sectors.
We will continue to work with the Aboriginal community on projects that deliver NRM outcomes and that take into account land and sea aspirations as well as important local cultural knowledge to assist us in improving natural resource management activity. We look forward to exploring areas of importance for NRM to local Aboriginal community.
FARMERS & LANDHOLDERS
Our production industry plays a key role in driving the Tasmanian economy. NRM South works with landholders and land managers on small and large properties in Southern Tasmania, with a focus on promoting the adoption of sustainable land management practices, which have a proven capacity to improve productivity. We provide knowledge and information, and connect property owners with partners to help deliver results. By supporting farmers, landholders and producers on projects that contribute to the sustainable management of our natural environment, NRM South helps to improve landscapes and keep them healthy so that they can continue to return dividends to farmers, the community, the environment and the economy in the long term.
Our projects in this area include working with individual farmers to look at the needs of their property as well as developing plans and facilitating access to information that will support the adoption of improved practices. We also work with farmers to manage natural threats such as weeds and pests, and to better manage native vegetation, river systems and native fauna.
This support is provided by Regional Landcare Facilitator( Agriculture), who provides landholders with a range of field based training sessions, demonstrations, field days and resources which are focused on sharing ideas, capacity building and enabling landholders to trial innovative practices and test new ideas. Our people bring experience working with farmers and land managers and are focused on plans and actions that will deliver a broad range of benefits for the property and its surrounds. Our work includes:
- a focus on improved productivity and quality
- investigating alternative farm practices
- increasing soil productivity and improving water efficiency
- closed system approaches
- reduction of fertiliser and chemical inputs
- reduced emissions
- promoting a best practice ‘paddock to plate’ experience
- a broader commitment and promotion of sustainable agriculture practices
We facilitate and support innovation and improved practices, and share knowledge and information by running workshops and events as well as providing links to information, advice, ideas and events that can help landholders manage or improve their properties.
There are a range of publications available on our Resources Page specific to landholders wanting to improve property management including weeds, revegetation, farm practices and conservation.
THREATENED SPECIES & HABITATS
While all of our projects are in some way guided by a vision to protect and enhance our natural assets, some projects are specifically targeted to assist species and communities that are under threat. There are over 600 species that are under threat in Tasmania, from Tasmanian devils to migratory swift parrots, spotted handfish to native watercress. We also have several threatened communities, including alpine sphagnum bogs and Callitris oblonga – Eucalyptus ovata forest. NRM South works on or supports dozens of projects across the Southern Tasmanian region, using a multitude of approaches to reach a common goal. Whether it’s advising landholders on how to support habitat for native species on their land, recreational beach users on how to keep an eye out for breeding shorebirds, or visiting tourists on how to avoid spreading weeds and diseases to sensitive areas, our big-picture vision is to ensure our natural assets remain productive and healthy, for the benefit of all.
WATERWAYS TO COASTS
The focus of our work includes minimising impacts on marine, coastal, estuarine and riparian environments across the region. We do this by working with a range of partners including; state and local government, community groups, public and private land managers, the scientific community and researchers, the indigenous community as well as business and industry to drive effective on-ground action, collaborative projects and support the community with knowledge and information.