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

Stopping the spread of serrated tussock

NRM South was proud to support Glamorgan Spring Bay Council and Tasman Council at a recent serrated tussock workshop in Triabunna. The workshop welcomed around 50 attendees, who were keen to find out more about why serrated tussock is raising alarm bells on the East Coast. Serrated tussock is an

Project sign-off for Moulting Lagoon and Apsley Marshes

NRM South is excited to announce the approval of our most recent project funded under the Regional Landcare Partnerships program: ‘Improving the Ecological Character of the Moulting Lagoon and Apsley Marshes Ramsar Sites’. Situated at the northern end of Great Oyster Bay on Tasmania’s east coast, Moulting Lagoon and the