We’ve just released a new fact sheet for farmers all about the benefits of preserving stands of forests on their properties. It’s specifically targeted for ‘Tasmanian forests and woodlands dominated by black gum or Brookers gum’, which is both rare and unique to our state, and highlights how farmers can play a key role in protecting remaining stands.
The fact sheet is an easy-to-read guide covering the basics of the benefits of healthy forests for productive land, as well as simple conservation strategies to consider. It sits alongside a technical fact sheet, which also includes a directory of contacts for landholders to get information and assistance.
Working with the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, we’re supporting landholders to take positive action for the protection of this community. In the coming weeks, we’ll also be launching our ‘Black or Brookers Gum Forests on Farms’ program incentive scheme, aimed at helping farmers to improve the condition of this ecological community on farmland.
This project is supported by NRM South through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.