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Sustainable Living Festival Saturday October 9th

Where: Windsor Precinct, Riverside

Tamar NRM are excited to bring you a festival of inspiration,
innovation and conversation.

Jump onto the website for updates: www.slflaunceston.net

Enquiries: astills@launceston.tas.gov.au/ 0412240190

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Capability, Suitability and Sustainability – Small Farm Roadmap

If you own a small holding in the Tamar Valley and aren’t sure what to do with the land, or would like advice on what the land might be suitable for, this event is right for you.

Rob Moreton from the Department of Primary Industries will explore land capability in the Tamar Valley, including soil, geology, climate and what physical resources are important for sustainable land use.

He will then explore Land Suitability – which land is best for which type of farming enterprise. He will demonstrate The LIST – the government on-line mapping tool which is an invaluable resource for land holders.

Lauren Bird from NRM North will explain Property Management Planning and demonstrate NRM North’s tools for effective property planning.

Annette Reed, owner of the Tasmanian Natural Tomato and Garlic Farm, will discuss the human side of owning a small property – the skills needed, the decision-making processes, the impact of family circumstances on a farming enterprise.

This is a FREE event – but bookings are essential.

When – Wednesday 17th March 2021

Time – 10am to 3pm

Lunch and refreshments provided

Location – Prospect Government Offices, 171 Westbury Road, Prospect.

Bookings:

email – tamarnrm@launceston.tas.gov.au

Office phone – 6323 3310

Or ring Nick Flittner on 0409 343 669

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Did you miss the Trevallyn BioBlitz?

Catch up with posted photos . . .

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What is a BioBlitz?

It is a festival of science in nature that will provide useful scientific data to land managers while also being fun, enjoyable and meaningful to the community. The Trevallyn BioBlitz was a collaboration between scientists, naturalists, students and the general community coming together to undertake a range of flora and fauna surveys.

The Trevallyn BioBlitz held 17 session over 2 days in early December, with 150 people attending!  So much to see, building community’s knowledge of, and skills in, the natural sciences and increasing community understanding of the importance of biodiversity and improving the connection to the local environment.

Photos from the Trevallyn Reserve BioBlitz. Thanks to all the community members that attended and special thanks to our survey leaders Anna Povey, Jo Lyall, Roy Skabo, Greg Lundstrom, QVMAG staff David Maynard, Simon Fearn, John Douglas and Gill Basnett.

BioBlitz Coordinator: Alison Hugo

Trevallyn BioBlitz 2020

When: Friday December 4 & Saturday 5 December

Where: Village Green, Duck Reach Rd, Trevallyn

What is the Trevallyn BioBlitz?

It is a festival of science in nature that will provide useful scientific data to land managers while also being fun, enjoyable and meaningful to the community. The Trevallyn BioBlitz is a callaboration between scientists, naturalists, students and the general community coming together to undertake a range of flora and fauna surveys.

It will develop the community’s knowledge of, and skills in, the natural sciences and increase community understanding of the importance of biodiversity and improve connection to the local environment.

Who is the BioBlitz Team?

The program is coordinated by the Tamar NRM staff. We then have a wonderful team of knowledgeable locals that will lead the surveys including; Greg Lundstrom, Jo Lyall, Roy Skabo, Anna Povey, Simon Fearn, David Maynard and John Douglas. We also have a great team of volunteers from The Friends of Trevallyn Reserve that will provide support throughout the Blitz.

Day One Friday December 4th

Flora survey: 10.00am-11.00am

Insect & reptile survey: 10.00am-11.00am

Scat & Tracks survey: 10.00pm – 11.00am

Water bugs: 10.00am – 11.00am

Flora survey: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Insect & reptile survey: 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Night Stalk: 7.30pm – 9.00pm – meet at the cnr Reatta & Duck Reach Rds

Day two Saturday December 6th

Bird survey: 7.00am – 8.30am – meet at the cnr of Reatta & Duck Reach Rds

Water Bug survey: 9.30am – 10.30am

Flora Survey: 10.00am – 12.00am

Insect & Reptile survey: 10.00am -11.00am

Water bug survey: 12.00 – 1.00pm

Flora survey: 12.00 – 2.00pm

Insect & Reptile survey: 12.00 – 1.00pm

Scats & Tracks survey: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Gorge Walk & Talk: 2.00pm – 3.30pm meet at the Gorge car park on the Trevallyn side

All other activities will begin at the BioBlitz Hub at the Village Green Duck Reach Road. (Hoo Hoo Hut area)

To register your interest in any surveys or walks please email your name, the activity, the date & time and a contact email and mobile number to tamarnrm@launceston.tas.gov.au.

Enquiries: Tamar NRM Project Coordinator Alison Hugo 0438 265 792

Thanks to our main sponsor the Federal Government Community Environment Program as funded through Bridget Archer’s Office

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