Environment, Hobart/Kingborough, Huon/Channel, News, Stories

Our Waterway Conference

The D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration’s Mini-Conference was held on Tuesday the 30th of August and was a great success - in fact there was nothing 'mini' about the conference after all! A full house of attendees came to listen to talks on waterway condition, biodiversity and marine protection, seaweeds, gulls,


Environment, News, Stories

Nest boxes swiftly installed

In July 2016, illegal wood harvesting at a site in Bucklands saw the destruction of numerous nesting trees used by critically endangered Swift Parrots. In an effort to help remediate some of this damage, we were glad to send out our regional NRM South/Landcare Tasmania GreenArmy team to help ANU


Environment, Ntl Landcare Programme, Projects, Stories

South East Regional Shorebirds Alliance

The South East Regional Shorebirds Alliance (SERSA) is a collaboration with multiple government and not-for-profit organisations to support community efforts in Southern Tasmania’s east coast to protect beach nesting shorebirds. This includes  threatened Terns, Hooded Plover, Little Penguin; and Pied and Sooty Oystercatchers and Red-capped Plover. For many shorebird species,


Community groups, Environment, Grants, Stories

Gorse control to protect Mirbelia oxylobioides

In October 2015 we joined Threatened Plants Tasmania on a working bee at a rarely visited reserve near Elderslie. The aim of the working bee was to control gorse that threatens the only Tasmanian population of the sandstone bushpea (Mirbelia oxylobioides) and find out more about the flora of the


Environment, Media releases, News, Stories

Southern Tas draft NRM Strategy open for comment

Business, government, industry and community in Southern Tasmania are invited to provide feedback into the draft Natural Resource Management Strategy for Southern Tasmania 2015-2020. The NRM Strategy, prepared by NRM South, guides and prioritises actions that help manage the natural resources in the region. Comment is invited from all parts


Community groups, Environment, Projects, Stories

Statewide approach contributing to natural values

VCAs, biodiversity offsets and Part 5 Agreements: Kingborough’s recipe for balancing development and conservation outcomes. Over the past 12 months UTAS PhD candidate and Environmental Planner Nikki den Exter, and Kingborough Council NRM Coordinator Liz Quinn, have been using the Tasmanian Vegetation Condition Assessment (TasVeg VCA) methodology to make a