CURRENT PROJECTS

Explore our list of Natural Resource Management projects.

Coastal Saltmarsh Recovery in Robbins Passage and Surrounds

FUNDING PROVIDER: Federal Government, DURATION 2020-2023

This project aims to improve the condition and long-term protection of the Coastal Saltmarsh Threatened Ecological Community by targeting Rice Grass, the primary ecological threat to saltmarsh, and by brokering and establishing conservation agreements with landholders to maintain and protect saltmarsh on their properties.

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Giant Freshwater Crayfish Recovery

FUNDING PROVIDER: Federal Government, DURATION: 2019-2023

This project will protect and improve priority stream habitat for the highly valued and vulnerable Giant Freshwater Crayfish. Working with landholders to establish conservation agreements and undertake riparian protection and rehabilitation works, the project will increase the area of the species range that is protected from further habitat loss and degradation.

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Defining and mapping habitat requirements to support the survival of King Island Scrubtit and King Island Brown Thornbill

FUNDING PROVIDER: Australian Government, DURATION: 2020-2022

This project is conducting important bird and vegetation surveys on King Island, to improve our understanding of the distribution and habitat requirements of the critically endangered King Island Scrubtit and King Island Brown Thornbill.

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Rice Grass Removal from the Rubicon-Port Sorell Estuary

FUNDING PROVIDER: Federal Government, DURATION 2019-2023

This project will improve the condition and the long-term protection of Coastal Saltmarsh and feeding habitat for migratory and resident birds, by targeting the primary ecological threat of the estimated 660 ha of Rice Grass in the Rubicon-Port Sorell Estuary through control and containment.

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Creating a Hooded Plover Stronghold on Three Hummock Island

FUNDING PROVIDER: Federal Government, DURATION: 2019-2023

This project will protect the threatened beach-nesting shorebird species, the Hooded Plover, on Three Hummock Island by working towards the eradication of feral cats from the Island, as well as controlling the invasive weed, Sea Spurge, and removing marine debris.

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Maugean Skate Awareness Project

FUNDING PROVIDER: Federal Government, DURATION: 2022-2023

This project will focus on raising community awareness of the Maugean Skate and highlight the many challenges that this endangered species faces. Cradle Coast NRM is working with species experts from Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Department of Natural Resources Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas) Threatened Species and Wild Fisheries and relevant local community and recreational fishing stakeholders. We will use a variety of community-based activities to reach a diverse range of audiences. Sharing the current scientific knowledge of this species in a variety of ways will ensure that more people from the West Coast and from all over Tasmania will have a much greater understanding and appreciation of this significant species.

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Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator (RALF)

FUNDING PROVIDER: Federal Government, DURATION: 2019-2023

The Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator (RALF) project works with farmers, industry and community groups to promote sustainable agricultural practices.

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Protecting Our Productive Soils

FUNDING PROVIDER: Federal Government, DURATION:2019-2023

This project will engage and support farmers to build capacity to better manage hillslope erosion on mixed cropping farms and soil acidification on intensive grazing enterprises. This will achieve practice change on the ground and improve the sustainability of natural resource management across our productive landscapes.

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Community NRM Engagement Program

DURATION: Ongoing

The community NRM Engagement Program strives to maintain relationships, networks and capacity for NRM across the region beyond currently funded projects; to educate and engage the broader community in natural values, natural resource protection and best-practice NRM and to recognise and celebrate individuals, community groups, businesses and schools who are undertaking good NRM work.

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Tasmanian Weeds Action Fund

FUNDING PROVIDER: State Government, DURATION: 2018-2023

The Tasmanian Weeds Action Fund (WAF) is a $5 million State Government initiative, funded for five years from 2018/19. The funds provided by the WAF will be invested with farmers and other community organisations to tackle weeds impacting valuable agriculture and environmental assets. CCA have partnered with NRM North and NRM South to deliver Stage Two of the fund over the next three years, the fund will be available state-wide, and those interested in seeking funding should register their interest now.

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