Featured, News, Wetlands

World Wetlands Day – celebrating 50 years

February 2 is World Wetlands Day, and this year marks 50 years since the signing of the Ramsar Convention of Wetlands in Ramsar, Iran (World Wetlands Day). Wetlands are some of the most productive habitats on the planet. They are an essential part of the global water cycle and provide

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Environment, Featured, News, Resources

New factsheet for a threatened vegetation community

Tasmanian forests and woodlands dominated by black gum or Brooker’s gum ((Eucalyptus ovata / E. brookeriana) is a threatened ecological community unique to Tasmania. Under threat from land clearing, invasive species, grazing pressure and poor land management practices, much of the landscape where this ecological community occurred has been cleared

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Agriculture, Featured, News

Perennial trials and tribulations

In early December, NRM South’s Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator – in collaboration with the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) and the East Coast Primary Producers Association – held a successful Legume Management for East Coast Grazing Systems field day at Milton. There has been a perennial legume trial running at

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Environment, Featured, News

Hunting for rare heath in the far south

In early November, NRM South’s Maudie Brown teamed up with staff from DPIPWE, Tasmania’s Parks and Wildlife Service and volunteers from Threatened Plants Tasmania on a population survey expedition to Southport Bluff and Southport Island in Tasmania’s far south. The team were on the hunt for Southport Heath (Epacris stuartii),

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Agriculture, Featured, News

Showcasing the benefits of drought lotting

On Friday 20 November, farmers from around the Bothwell region gathered to find out more about how sheep farmer Richard Ellis is using drought lotting to reduce pressure on his paddocks. Drought-lotting is employed to maintain ground cover, thus minimising soil and nutrient loss, that result from bare ground, and

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Agriculture, Featured, News

Stopping the spread of serrated tussock

NRM South was proud to support Glamorgan Spring Bay Council and Tasman Council at a recent serrated tussock workshop in Triabunna. The workshop welcomed around 50 attendees, who were keen to find out more about why serrated tussock is raising alarm bells on the East Coast. Serrated tussock is an

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