Waterways to Coasts

Huon Franklin riverFrom rivulets to estuaries, saltmarshes to the sea, the coasts and waterways in Southern Tasmania are a vital part of a healthy, productive environment and we work in a number of ways – and with several organisations – to protect both these special sites and the species that rely on them.

The majority of the population in the southern region live near our waterways, which makes managing impacts a vital, but challenging activity. The focus of our work includes minimising impacts on marine, coastal, estuarine and riparian environments across the region. We do this by working with a range of partners including; state and local government, community groups, public and private land managers, the scientific community and researchers, the indigenous community as well as business and industry to drive effective on-ground action, collaborative projects and support the community with knowledge and information.


YachtsHuon2_NepelleCraneD’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration The Collaboration is a local partnership of stakeholders who use and care about the D’Entrecasteaux and lower Huon estuary. NRM South is one of several funding partners who ensure the continuation of this collaboration.

Moulting Lagoon Survey 7 feb 2014 (13)We work to protect and improve the health of coastal Ramsar sites including Pitt Water Orielton Lagoon, Apsley Marshes and Moulting Lagoon

Pitt Water Orielton Shark Point Rd (6)Protecting and monitoring coastal saltmarshes.
The three state regional NRM’s worked with the University of Tasmania and Birdlife Tasmania to develop information and resources for coastal saltmarshes, including community based monitoring projects, identification resources and detailed maps for all saltmarsh clusters across southern Tasmania.

Shorebird Protection – SERSA

NRM South is involved in the protection of shorebird habitat and in raising awareness of the threats to our valuable shorebird population, including migrating populations.