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MEDIA RELEASE: NRM South’s project portfolio is in full bloom

From strength to strength – NRM South’s project portfolio is in full bloom. From initiatives that are helping farmers in drought prone areas, to protecting a tiny freshwater native fish species found only in eastern Tasmania, NRM South continues to build an impressive portfolio of projects aimed at protecting southern

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Vegetation surveys at Pitt Water-Orielton Lagoon

In March 2022, NRM South worked with the University of Tasmania to set up a baseline survey for vegetation monitoring at Richmond Park, situated in the Ramsar-listed Pitt Water-Orielton Lagoon complex. The survey collected information on vegetation cover, composition, and height. There are many factors that can help determine the

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Demonstrating pasture persistence on north facing slopes

The Derwent Valley’s semi-arid climate presents serious management challenges for the region’s dryland graziers. Cleared north-facing slopes are a particularly fragile component of farmland in this catchment and are difficult to incorporate into grazing systems. North-facing slopes often have a shallow stony profile, are prone to erosion and are some

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MEDIA RELEASE: If trees could walk – moving a threatened eucalypt into a new neighbourhood

From reports of new fish species turning up in Tasmania’s waters to changing bird distributions across northern and eastern Australia, plants and animals are on the move as the places they once called home become inhospitable due to a changing climate. But what happens when species can’t walk, fly or

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MEDIA RELEASE: Understand, improve, manage. A dryland grazing website for Tasmania.

Short-growing seasons, variable soil conditions and erosion prone north-facing slopes are some of the challenges facing dryland graziers in Tasmania. Thanks to a new website, they can now access an online repository of locally specific on-ground learnings that provides advice and solutions. The Pasture Network website is a knowledge sharing

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Tracking feral cats and eastern quolls with GPS technology

Letting the cat out of the bag is something most people try and avoid but Matt Pauza, a wildlife biologist for Biosecurity Tasmania, is quite literally tasked with doing this on a regular basis. Out on one of his regular visits to Bruny Island, Matt gently lowers a bag to

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