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, 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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Community groups, Grants

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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Community groups, Grants

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

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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Community groups, Environment, Grants

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

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