Community groups, Grants, Stories

Volunteers keeping Maatsuyker Island weeds in check

Four Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) Wildcare volunteers conducted weed control and shearwater monitoring on Maatsuyker Island from 30 November to 5 December 2016. The primary weed task was to treat the invasive environmental weed Montbretia and deal with blackberry and Hebe elliptica if located.  It works well to have

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Community groups, Grants, Stories

Extraordinary volunteers proudly supported by NRM South’s naturally inspired grants!

Maatsuyker Island, located 10 km off the south-west coast of Tasmania in the World Heritage Area, is mostly vegetated by native flora.  However, due to the history of the lightstation era, there have been areas where weeds, including blackberry, Montbretia and Hebe elliptica, had become established.  These infestations had taken

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Aboriginal, Grants, News, Projects, Stories

Culturally Inspired in NRM

Culturally Inspired grants open in southern Tasmania Aboriginal people and organisations in southern Tasmania are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to Culturally Inspired grants totalling $30,000 to help care for the region’s natural environment. Culturally Inspired grants of up to $5,000 are available for Aboriginal people and

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Grants, Media releases, Stories

Naturally Inspired Grants – now open!

Naturally Inspired Grants – now open! NRM South is pleased to announce the launch of its 2016 Naturally Inspired Grants round, providing funding to support projects that deliver positive environmental change and sustainable farming initiatives across Southern Tasmania. The grants are open to community groups, farmer groups, not-for-profit organisations, schools

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Community groups, Grants, Ntl Landcare Programme, Stories

Tasmanian Tree Frog Captive breeding program at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Freddo and Gronk are Tasmanian Tree Frogs that form part of the male contingent of the pilot captive breeding program at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Despite introducing these handsome fellows to the female frogs, wildlife keeper Bernadette Camus is still waiting to see tadpoles. The key to this mystery may be

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Farmers and landholders, Grants, Stories

Understanding soil and vegetation changes at Cockatoo Hills

On a recent field trip with Kerry Bridle from UTAS, NRM South staff member Magali Wright and a landholder undertook surveys to support the development of a management plan for a magnificent property near Bronte Park where, with new ownership, the focus of management has switched to conservation. The project

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