NRM South has been operating in southern Tasmania for two decades and we have worked on many great projects over this time. We have collated an archive of previous projects as an information resource, reference and summary of our most significant projects under previous funding rounds.
20 YEARS OF NRM SOUTH
2023 marks 20 years of operations for NRM South in southern Tasmania. Over this time, we have worked on hundreds of projects large and small across the length and breadth of our region. From biosecurity initiatives in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area to broad scale projects with multiple partners such as the D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration, this page features previous projects highlights and information about past initiatives in recognition of our journey.
WHITE GUM TRIALS ON BRUNY ISLAND (2014)
In 2014, after three years of targeted monitoring activities, we found White gum seedlings on North Bruny Island, thanks to a series of regeneration trials set up in late 2011 at Murrayfield Station, a lamb and fine wool property at the northern end of Bruny owned by the Indigenous Land Corporation.
The trials were set up in response to observations in 2010 that White gum (Eucalyptus viminalis) is in decline in the region, threatening the survival of the endangered Forty-spotted Pardalote, who depend on this tree species.
In an endeavour to restore this habitat, NRM South teamed up with scientists and the community to launch a research partnership with The Understorey Network and Kingborough Council. You can read more about the project in this case study.
INCREASING THE RESILIENCE OF ALPINE BOGS ON THE CENTRAL PLATEAU (2018)
Following concerns about the potential multiple land use impacts on fragile alpine and sub-alpine bogs in the highland region of Bronte Park and Pine Tier Lagoon, a study was initiated by NRM South and implemented by Dr Anita Wild in 2015 to assess the state of and risks to this ecological community, with reports provided to individual landholders that would assist them in future management.
Listed as Endangered under the EPBC Act, Tasmania’s bogs and fens are not only important because of their rarity, but also because they are the source of many of our island’s river systems. You can read more about the project in this case study.
D’Entrecasteaux and Huon CollaborationLearn More
The DHC was formed in late 2015 with the signing of an innovative partnership agreement between industry, government and natural resource managers. Supported by the Derwent Estuary Program, Huon Aquaculture, Huon Valley and Kingborough Councils, NRM South, Tassel and TasWater, the DHC worked to improve the diversity and condition of our natural values with cooperative and coordinated natural resource management.
South East Regional Shorebirds AllianceLearn More
SERSA is a collaborative organisation of multiple government and not-for-profit organisations that worked to protect beach-nesting shorebirds across Southern Tasmania. NRM South’s role in this collaboration was to drive the alliance and support regional activity.
Saltmarsh MonitoringLearn More
NRM South, NRM North and Cradle Coast NRM worked with the University of Tasmania and Birdlife Tasmania to develop information and resources for coastal saltmarshes, including community-based monitoring projects, identification resources and detailed maps for all saltmarsh clusters across southern Tasmania.
Firewood is an important regionally accessible form of fuel used for home heating and, sometimes, cooking. In Tasmania the majority of firewood is collected on private property, where logs are taken from the ground or trees (dead or living) are chopped down. People often don’t realise the importance of this dead wood to local wildlife and biodiversity.
Property Management PlanningLearn More
From 2012 to 2018, NRM South ran annual small farm planning workshops in the Huon and Channel regions, in collaboration with the Huon Valley Council. Over the course of the program, we provided advice and training to 137 participants on 82 properties in the Huon and Channel regions, representing productive land management strategies implemented across 1,482 hectares.
Orange HawkweedLearn More
In 2018, NRM South received funding to re-establish the Orange Hawkweed Network (which had been in place since 2003) and develop a status report based on updated knowledge of its range and spread.
Tasmania’s isolation and history of careful management has helped to keep our island free from many of the pests and pathogens that have devastated other parts of the world. NRM South works with a range of groups and individuals – including agricultural producers, community groups and volunteers – to manage biosecurity issues in Tasmania.