Natural Resource Management

​​​​​​​Landcare Action Grants Program

The Tasmanian Government has allocated $900,000 over four years in the 2021-22 State Budget to continue the Landcare Action Grants Program, which builds on $1.8m in funding provided in previous years.  The program provides State-funded grant opportunities to co-invest with farmers, Landcare and other community organisations on practical on-ground works for sustainable agriculture and Rivercare type activities. The scope of the program has now been expanded to include carbon farming initiatives, with the potential to link these activities with the Government's Carbon Farming Advice Rebate​.

Details for delivery of the program in 2023 are currently being finalised. Once finalised, further information about how to get involved in the Program will be available on this webpage.

The Program is designed to:

  • Improve landscape and riverine health, stability and resilience;

  • Support enhanced land management practices to reduce erosion and sedimentation;

  • Assist the community to holistically manage natural and productive land and waterways across the landscape; and

  • Provide opportunities for landholders to implement carbon farming initiatives in order to access carbon markets, in particular the Australian Government's Emission Reduction Fund

2015 NRM Review

In 2015 the Tasmanian Government reviewed the effectiveness of Tasmania's two principal instruments for natural resource management:

 Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Framework (PDF 135Kb)

The review's findings and recommendations are outlined in the 2015 NRM Review Final Report.

What is Natural Resource Management?

Natural resource management is fundamentally about people. The success of natural resource management is ultimately determined by the level of community involvement and the adoption of ecologically sustainable practices across the community.

The term natural resources refers to a broad spectrum of environmental assets including:

  • air
  • water
  • land
  • plants
  • animals
  • micro-organisms 

Individual assets are not isolated but are linked together to form natural systems of varying scale including:

  • rivers
  • lakes
  • wetlands
  • estuaries 
  • coasts
  • forests
  • fields
  • geological systems

Natural resource management reflects these linkages within and between natural systems. It integrates the management of social, economic and environmental values by involving the community and industry in planning and decision making.​

Natural Resource Management in Australia

Natural Resource Management has been fostered and developed in Australia over the past two decades by a number of Government programs, both Commonwealth and State, and through regional and local initiatives.

Funding assistance and support has been directed to hundreds of natural resource management projects and has encouraged broad community involvement: marshalling the commitment of community groups, land holders and land managers, all three tiers of government, and bodies dedicated to NRM program delivery. 

More information can be found at the Australian Government's NRM website.

Tasmanian NRM Framework and Legislation

Tasmania has adopted an approach to natural resource management that aims at bringing together 

  • industry
  • resource users
  • land managers
  • conservation interests 

The Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Framework 2002 and the Natural Resource Management Act 2002, provide a structure and mechanisms for delivering effective management of natural resources in the State. 

Regional NRM organisations in Tasmania

NRM North
NRM Cradle Coast
NRM South