This area includes most of the eastern half of the Huon Catchment. It stretches from the top of Mountain River in the Southern foothills of Mt Wellington, down through to Huonville. It reaches across to Cygnet in the south-east and Geeveston in the south-west, and follows the Huon River down to the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Heading down the Channel and around to Surveyor’s Bay it also takes in the area around Dover.
Comprising towns, rural hamlets, agricultural, forestry and crown lands, the area contains diverse flora and fauna, including rare and endangered animals, birds and plants, ancient forests, famous rivers and Aboriginal cultural heritage.
The Huon NRM Facilitator is an equally co-funded position between NRM South and Huon Valley Council. The Huon NRM Facilitator is a dedicated position working with the Huon Valley community to achieve natural resource management priorities locally that support regional outcomes. The NRM Facilitator works in collaboration with the Huon Valley Council’s NRM Unit, to deliver aligned natural resource management activities within the Huon Valley.
Some of the key activities include support to local community groups including the Huon Valley Roamers and Huon and Channel Farmer Discussion Groups, the Small Farm Planning program, grazing management, World Heritage weed management and Swift Parrot recovery projects in the region.
Contact in the Huon
Tim Ackroyd, NRM Facilitator (In partnership with Huon Valley Council)
0400 047 665 in the Huon Valley
NRM South acknowledge the support and collaborative efforts with staff of Huon Valley Council and the achievements in projects and engagement activities across the region.
Relevant landholder and land management resources can be found here: