Community groups, Grants, News

Fair Go for Swifties – Unwanted: The Rainbow Lorikeet!

Volunteers have been busy constructing and painting 50 nesting boxes for rainbow lorikeets, as part of a Naturally Inspired grant project run by the Sustainability Learning Centre and Hobart College. The project has also received support from an Inspiring Australia Public Science Events Grant. The invasive Rainbow Lorikeet population in

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Community groups, Farmers and landholders, News

Updated Weeds Guide for Southern Tasmania

First printed in 2010, we have recently revised our Weed Guide for Southern Tasmania, updated to include newly declared weeds such as Holly. Click here to download the digital version of our weeds guide, and if you’d like a print copy, they are now available from NRM South or selected

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Community groups, News

Celebrating Tasmania’s volunteers

To kick off National Volunteer Week, Volunteering Tasmania announced the winners of the 2017 Southern Cross Television Tasmanian Volunteering Awards during a ceremony at Government House in Hobart. NRM South sponsored the ‘NRM South Environment, Animal Care and Conservation Award’, and the three finalists for this award were: Mark Bartlett

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Community groups, Grants

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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Biosecurity, Community groups

Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) Update

The POMS virus was first detected in Tasmania when it caused a high level of mortalities at an oyster lease in late January 2016, however tests on stored frozen oysters indicated that the virus has been present in the State since at least mid-December 2015. Since the detection, Biosecurity Tasmania

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Community groups, Farmers and landholders, Media releases, News

New Guide to help farmers maintain healthy waterways

Following from last week’s World Water Week, EDO Tasmania, in state-wide partnership with Tasmania’s regional NRM bodies, released a Working Near Waterways guide. This new resource will help farmers, land managers and Landcare groups to navigate the complex laws around working near waterways. Working Near Waterways details the legal obligations

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