Animal control options available to farmers

NRM South accepts that the Tasmanian Government’s decision to allow landowners to continue to use 1080 for control of browsing animals, and recognises that native animal browsing can have a serious economic impact for Tasmanian farmers. NRM South supports farmers to evaluate options to manage the impact in a way

Naturally Inspired projects protect Tasmania’s Southern Environment

Forty-spotted pardalote Chris Tzaros NRM South is pleased to announce 16 successful projects funded by the annual Naturally Inspired Grants program. The latest round supports 15 groups with $72,500 towards projects across Kingborough, Huon, Clarence, Tasman, Sorell, Hobart and Derwent Valley regions. The Naturally Inspired Grants fund projects that meet

Soil carbon an opportunity for Tassie farmers

Environment Minister Greg Hunt recently (18 March) spoke about the opportunities that will become available for Australian producers where … “farmers keen to improve the condition of their land would have the added benefit of being able to earn revenue from abatement projects that build carbon in their soils.”1 While

Government White Paper provides opportunity for Tassie NRMs

Tasmania’s NRM bodies have provided a combined response to a call for submissions to the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper. Sustainable agriculture, landcare and environmental programs delivered by regional NRM organisations support the competitive strength Australia has in the international marketplace as a ‘clean, green’ producer of food and

Slugs, bugs and worms the focus for better production

  NRM South is this week covered in things that crawl, wriggle and slime. It could just be the time of year, but on Wednesday this week our team will be out with Tasmanian ‘poo-ologist’ Graeme Stevenson talking about, looking at and digging up dung beetles and earthworms in Ellendale.

Farmers continue to rebuild more than a year after bushfire

At the end of 2012 and into 2013, Tasmania’s terrible bushfires affected farmers and landholders in the Derwent Valley, Tasman Peninsula and Sorell as the fires threatened their homes and impacted on their livelihoods. We were proud when the rest of Tasmania responded. But for farmers, whose properties were burnt