Who are we?
Tamar Natural Resource Management (Tamar NRM) in northern Tasmania is an independent not-for-profit natural resource management group which brings together a wide range of community, landcare, education, business, Local and State Government representatives. Tamar NRM is built upon a strong history of landcare and grass-roots involvement in environmental and agricultural issues in the Tamar Region. Tamar NRM is recognised nationally as being at the forefront of the maturing community-NRM and landcare sector.
Formed in 1998 to prepare the Tamar Region Natural Resource Management Strategy (1999, 2001, 2007 and being updated during 2011) it was a case-study for the development of a regional approach to natural resource management in Tasmania.
Encompassing the Launceston City, West Tamar and George Town municipalities Tamar NRM plays an active role in encouraging, supporting, promoting and managing a wide range of activities aimed at ensuring our Tamar Region is an attractive and prosperous place to live and work based on a healthy environment.
Addressing the priority issues and actions defined in the NRM Strategy our focus is on co-ordination, pooling of resources and working together. Our activities are principally aimed at enhancing rural and urban community involvement in natural resource management and forming positive community, government, business and industry partnerships in a pro-active, non-confrontational and non-political manner. This includes practical activities in the areas of ecological sustainable development, agricultural sustainability, environmental management and community capacity building.
Since the end of 2000 Tamar NRM has attracted nearly $6M of funding into the Region to implement a range of projects. Some projects are directly managed by Tamar NRM or as part of a consortium.
This includes activities in the areas of:
- On-ground landcare works;
- Community and landholder education, awareness and training;
- Knowledge (resource condition studies and management planning);
- Co-ordination, management, monitoring and evaluation; and
- Support to the wider NRM network in the Northern Tasmanian region.
How we do it?
Tamar NRM currently includes up to 40 representatives. Our role is to oversee the implementation of the Tamar NRM Strategy.