Aboriginal, National Landcare Programme, News, Stories

Getting fired up in Cape York

In July 2017, NRM South supported Cathy Ransom, Ben Sculthorpe (weetapoona Aboriginal Corporation directors), John Easton, Craig Blake, Jayke Binns (pakana services) and Kris Schaffer (Bushfoods director) to attend a national fire workshop in Cape York. Essential to successful environmental management is understanding how fire can be both a destructive


Aboriginal, Stories

Aboriginal Values and Fire Management Workshop

In October 2016, Victor Steffensen – an expert in traditional fire management – visited a number of key sites across Tasmania to discuss how fire could be used to heal country. At the same time, a video was put together to showcase the need for collaboration in building a united


Farmers and landholders, Stories

Matt Dunbabin – two years on from the Dunalley bushfire

Following the 2013 bushfires in south east Tasmania, the Upper Derwent Valley and the Central Highlands, NRM South implemented a major Bushfire Response and Recovery Program to support those farmers whose properties had been burnt. One of these farmers was Matt Dunbabin of Bangor, near Dunalley. The family’s property was



Bushfire resources for the Summer season

It’s Summer season and our highest risk of bushfire incident.  The following links may be of use in preparing and considering risks for the bushfire season. Bushfire awareness and resources – http://www.bushfirereadyneighbourhoods.tas.gov.au/ Bushfire Survival Plan – http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colpreparePlan Recovery after bushfire: Restoring our landscape – a publication to help with recovery


Community groups, Farmers and landholders, Stories

Bushfire grants a fresh start for farmers – 2013

Recovering from bushfires of the scale and intensity we saw in southern Tasmania in 2013 was always going to be a long, hard slog for farmers who lost fencing, stock, pasture, sheds, machinery and crops, particularly for people in regions that have suffered fire more than once over two years. In 2012,


Farmers and landholders

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