A range of adaptation and mitigation measures exist for farming in a carbon neutral manner (i.e. on-farm carbon storage [soil and vegetation], greenhouse gas [GHG] emission reductions via on-farm recycling, pasture, livestock, fertiliser, tillage and farm water management, converting to alternative energy sources, co-generation).
We want to help landholders to assess all GHG mitigation options available to them and select the most suitable ones for progressive farming operations. Many of these are easy enough to implement while supporting landholders’ productivity goals and providing a sound footing for the future of the business.
National Landcare Program (small grants) funding is enabling Tamar NRM to run a project focusing on carbon efficiencies of farms in northern Tasmania. This project will be targeting landholdings of above 50 ha in size.
Providing five spatially spread farm demonstration sites around the Tamar Valley (or northern Tasmania) via the project and showcasing their operations at field days, will enable an observer group of farmers to take suitable innovative practices back to their own farms for implementation.
RMCG has been contracted to conduct the GHG audits and will work with Tamar NRM, a technical working group, five participating producers, project partners and the broader farming community of Northern Tasmania.
The first field day is to be held at Piper’s River at Baxter’s farm on:
Thursday 15th October 2020
9.30 am for 10.00 am start – 3.00 pm
Baxters Road, Pipers River
RSVP: Friday 9th October
Tamar NRM and its supporters have seen a year full of action somewhat interrupted by covid-19. As we get moving again with rescheduled field days, workshops and clean ups, we invite you along to our AGM on Wednesday 16th September, 2020.
Keep Tamar NRM a vibrant community driven organisation and one that
“Makes Stuff Happen”
What: Tamar NRM AGM
When: Wednesday 16th September, 2020
Time: 6.00 – 7.30 pm
Where: Community Hall Meeting Space, Windsor Community Precinct, 1 Windsor Dr, Riverside.
(RSVP: Monday 14th September 2020)
Covid-19 restrictions to apply and there will be some limits on numbers in the hall at one time. For this reason, admission may be restricted and RSVPs are necessary. Full details provided on registration and arrival.
RSVP to: Tamar NRM
or phone Greg on 6323 3310
PO Box 396, Launceston TAS 7250
In 2020 Boneseed eradication activities can be fitted around the working bee days of Landcare, Friends Groups, Farmer Groups, in fact any community group can participate at a time that suits them . . . and Tamar NRM will assist with free loan equipment including dabbers and loppers. Training provided for those that need it and groups can target Boneseed either side of the designated “Boneseed Blitz” week as this weed begins flowering and is readily identifiable from July onwards.
Call Tamar NRM – Phone 6323 3310, Mobile: 0438 642 112
SWAN BAY BONESEED DAY – Sunday 18th October
Call to residence to get involved:
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Meet at: Picnic table, southern end of Swan Bay Foreshore Reserve, Windermere Road, Windermere
What to bring: Sturdy shoes, water, hats, strong gloves, secateurs, hand saw
RSVP: Kay Bailey 0456 853 445
SWAN BAY POSTER & INFORMATION:
Tamar NRM believes in making a positive difference to the environment and community of the Tamar Region. We do this by delivering community-based activities and projects, such as grassroots workshops and field days, focusing on sustainable agriculture, sustainable living and the natural environment.
As one of two Program Coordinators, you will play an important role in a small but innovative team. You will link the community to improved natural resource management outcomes through the development of activities guided by Tamar NRM’s Strategic Directions.
Our motto is “We make stuff happen!”
We are looking for a dynamic, creative, enthusiastic and flexible person keen to further their career and experience in the Natural Resource Management sector.
We are offering a salary between $65,000 and $70,000 plus super, depending on the successful candidate’s level of experience.
To get a better understanding of what we do, our culture and our values, a copy of our Annual Report and past newsletters are available for downloading on our website www.tamarnrm.com.au
You can download a position description, including the selection criteria and our latest strategic plan, click on the links below.
If you would like some more information about the role, please email our President, Roger Tyshing at [email protected] or 0448 666 500.
To be considered for this position, applicants must address all the selection criteria.
Applications close COB, Tuesday 21st July.
The Sustainability Grant is open to any individual/school/community group undertaking a project in a Rural or Urban area in the Tamar Valley.
Funding allocated for a project is up to $1,500.
(to be used for associated project costs and expenses only)
Applications will be judged on the following:
- The project’s contribution to sustainability in a rural or urban area(s);
- The project’s relevance to the Tamar Region;
- Verbal references provided by referees of short-listed candidates; and
- The project must be completed within twelve months of receipt of funds.
Round Opens: 1st July, 2020
Closes: Friday, 21st August 2020, 5.00 pm (extended close date)
Applications to Tamar NRM
Limited Places so book early!
Need something to read while you stay at home?
The Autumn edition of Tamar NRM’s Naturally Yours Newsletter is our now.
Lots of information on Tamar NRM events, weeds, soils, sustainable living festival, riparian habitat, bikes and more.
Click here to check it out (5.4MB)
REGISTER BY COMPLETING THE FORM ON THE LINK BELOW:
REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN – LIMITED NUMBERS
A number of expert presenters to compliment the landholder discussions
*Soil Improvement *Tasmanian soils and geology *Managing difficult soils *Drainage and drainage plans *Soils sampling, testing and interpreting *Microbiology of soils *Land capability resources *Have your soil visually assessed.
Field Day Dates:
Thursday 20th August: Karoola Hall and “Nangara” property
Thursday 10th September: Pipers Brook – “Oakbank” property
Thursday 24th September: Rosevale Memorial Hall and “Wenlock” property
Start time for all sessions is 9.30 am – Finish 2.30 pm
Limited numbers – Book Early!!
For more details or to register contact Greg Lundstrom, Program Co-ordinator, Tamar NRM, phone 0438 642 112.
Expressions of interest for aother Ag-Focused Projects (CLICK ON LINK)
The Tasmanian Youth Climate Leaders Conference is back for 2020! The Tasmanian Youth Climate Leaders’ Conference in 2018 and 2019 brought together over 600 students across the state, with support from over 70 skilled and experienced mentors. In 2020 the conference is set to replicate previous year’s impact and the call for registrations is now on!
Schools (years 6-12) from across the state are invited to register for this year’s conference in Hobart, Launceston or Burnie. The conference will be held over two days, the first day in March and second day in September across all three locations.
Students throughout the first day will be equipped with new skills and empowerment to work with mentors in developing an on-ground project to address climate change in their schools and communities. The second day n September, the Celebration Conference, will involve students presenting on their projects supported by TV sensation Costa Georgiadis.
- Students empowered to learn and act through their own leadership;
- Teachers connecting with other teachers from surrounding schools with access to valuable resources and working together with curriculum leaders during the conference program;
- Hear from informed speakers and be supported by empowering mentors. Note: There is no charge to schools to attend this conference.
Hobart Conference: March 23 and September 14 2020 at Kingston High School Launceston Conference: March 25 September 16 2020 at TBC Burnie Conference: March 26 and September 17 2020 at Burnie High School.
If you have any question or concerns, don’t hesitate to call Toby Thorpe on 0472 639 380 or Nel Smit on 0407 684 029