Funding for a collaborative Southern Tasmania NRM project focused on protecting and conserving species was yesterday announced by Environment Minister Greg Hunt as part of Round 2 of the Australian Government’s Green Army projects. The project, run jointly between NRM South and Landcare Tasmania, will be delivered by Conservation Volunteers
The Naturally Inspired Grants provide valuable support for groups and individuals to make a positive contribution to the Southern Tasmanian environment. Since 2009, the Naturally Inspired Grants have provided community groups with over $335,000 in funding, which has also included support provided through the new rolling Naturally Inspired Bite-sized grants.
The Australian Government is working with the 56 regional NRM bodies across Australia to implement the regional stream of the new National Landcare Programme – NLP (replacing the former Caring for our Country program). Key features of NLP include twenty per cent of allocated funds to support activities that engage
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,
The Australian Government has released a National Landcare Programme Consultation Paper which outlines the principles of the program and the proposed approach for delivery. The release of the paper (early August 2014) was complemented by briefing sessions throughout the country. The Australian Government sought feedback on how the program can