Improving pasture resilience in one of Tasmania’s most drought-prone areas

Parts of the Derwent Catchment are some of the driest in Tasmania, receiving an annual average rainfall of less than 500mm. In combination with a short growing season, highly variable soils and steep terrain, this brings unique production challenges. This is particularly relevant for dryland pastures, which are increasingly unreliable

MEDIA RELEASE: Celebrating International Biodiversity Day

May 22 is International Biodiversity Day. This international celebration of our planet’s biological diversity teaches us more about why biodiversity is important and why it is at risk. NRM South, Southern Tasmania’s natural resource management body, is marking the occasion by shining a spotlight on their efforts to help protect

MEDIA RELEASE: Grazing time in the Derwent – Upskilling course for dryland graziers

After a successful first round of the annual ‘Grazing Time’ dryland pasture course, registrations are now open for a second round, starting in late May. Tailored to semi-arid areas in the Derwent, the course is the first of its kind in Tasmania and is ideal for farmers wanting to improve

-CLOSED-Round 2 grant funding open for Wedge-tailed Eagle research

The second round of grant funding to support ecological or other relevant scientific research on the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle is now open. Applications that address the key research priorities identified by the Fund and/or align with the objectives of the “Threatened Tasmanian Eagles Recovery Plan 2006-2010” will be viewed favourably.

MEDIA RELEASE: Drawing on local knowledge to restore internationally significant Tasmanian wetlands

Looking into the past is providing clues for future management of important wetlands in Tasmania’s south east. A four-year Australian Government funded project is working to improve the ecological condition of Apsley Marshes and Moulting Lagoon – two internationally important wetlands that serve as critical feeding areas for migratory birds

MEDIA RELEASE: A new cat facility for Bruny – purrfectly positioned

Cat welfare and native wildlife on Bruny Island are set to benefit from the opening of a cat management facility. On March 15, representatives from the Ten Lives Cat Centre, Kingborough Council, NRM South, and State Government met at Alonnah to officially open the facility that will help manage stray