Entries by Nathalie

Game-changing landscape management workshops held across Australia

Feature image: The NRM and Geoscience Australia group at the Sydney workshop (13 March 2019) NRM Regions Australia and Geoscience Australia have completed five collaborative workshops with natural resource managers from across the nation to make use of geoscience data to help manage our natural resources. The workshops provided a better understanding of how geoscience […]

Contribute to the PestSmart survey

If you don’t already know about it, we recommend checking out PestSmart Connect which distils 12 years of research on best practice pest animal management. PestSmart prides itself on making freely available pest animal information toolkits which incorporate factsheets, case studies, glovebox guides, videos and more – all available online – www.pestsmart.org.au. Information is available […]

New report shows high cost of weed control

The National Farmers’ Federation and NRM Regions Australia have joined a growing call for collaborative investment in a fully funded CISS weeds RD&E program. A new report released this week by the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions has found that the agricultural cost of weeds is on average, $4.8 billion per year, or $13 million […]

Restoring oxygen levels in Broken Creek

Goulburn CMA are working with partners to trial methods for improving oxygen levels in Broken Creek, and deal with the effects of the ongoing heat and low flows in many of the region’s creeks on native fish. Goulburn Broken CMA River Health Manager Mark Turner said waterways, including Hughes, Hollands, King Parrot, Seven and Castles […]

Rangelands NRM to provide services to RLP program

Rangelands NRM is one of 47 organisations that has been selected to deliver the $450 million Regional Land Partnerships program over the next five years. This is the important second phase of the Coalition Government’s $1 billion National Landcare Program. Rangelands NRM will initially focus on five projects each of one-year duration: Communities protecting the […]

New projects for SA Murray-Darling Basin

The SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management (SAMDB NRM) Board will receive more than $10 million dollars over five years from the Australian government to support delivery of local programs, relevant to the SAMDB region under the recent round of the $450 million Regional Land Partnerships funding. The SAMDB projects are supported by the Australian […]

195 new Landcare projects announced

Regional and local communities across the nation today received a significant boost as the Coalition Government announced 195 new projects to be delivered under its $450 million Regional Land Partnerships (RLP) program. Natural resource management groups across the country will receive funding to deliver the new phase of projects, harnessing local knowledge and expertise to […]

Improving drought resilience through NRM

Farmers across eastern Australia are facing the prospect of a dry summer on the back of a long period of below average rainfall. Short term assistance packages can help farmers through the worst of these periods however, a recent research report by the University of Canberra has highlighted the importance of natural resource management in improving resilience […]

Funding boosts recovery effort for a Tasmanian endemic

In 2017, project partners including NRM South, the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (Threatened Species Section) and the University of Tasmania received grant funding from the Australian Government’s Threatened Species Recovery Fund (TSRF) for emergency intervention actions to save Morrisby’s gum from extinction. The project aimed […]

Submission to the Senate inquiry into our faunal extinction crisis

While Australia is renowned for its unique and varied biodiversity, our ‘megadiverse’ landscapes are losing mammal species at a rate faster than anywhere else in the world. NRM Regions Australia recently made a submission to the Senate’s ‘Environment and Communications References Committee Inquiry’ into Australia’s faunal extinction crisis. The aim of this submission is to […]