Past Projects

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.


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 past initiatives in recognition of our journey.


  • D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration

    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.

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  • South East Regional Shorebirds Alliance

    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.

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  • Saltmarsh Monitoring

    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.

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  • Firewood

    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.

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  • Property Management Planning

    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.

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  • Orange Hawkweed

    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.

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  • Biosecurity

    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.

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