New landholder 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

NRM South newsletter – December 20

In our final newsletter for the year, we take a look at some of our major accomplishments over 2020. From moving office at the beginning of the year, a quick pivot to working remotely, getting sign-off for 10 major on-ground projects and securing funding for two new fish habitat restoration

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

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),

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

Swift Parrot tour at Inala

Did you know that Swift Parrots don’t return to the same location to nest each year? Guided by the flowering patterns of Tasmanian blue or black gums, Swift Parrots seek out mature eucalypts with suitable nesting hollows that are within 10km of their food source. Find out more about the