Grass-roots community organisation that aims to improve the natural condition of the Derwent catchment


Project officers working on a farm plan

Farm planning

The Derwent Catchment Project team works with farmers to produce maps of natural assets and farm infrastructure using the most up-to-date imagery available. >> More

Farmer standing in a paddock

Derwent Pasture Network

The Derwent Catchment Project team, with funding from NRM South through the Australian Government’s Regional Land Partnerships program, is embarking on a new three-year program of work with dryland grazers across the Derwent Catchment. >> More

Dairy cows in a paddock

Dairy Cares for the Derwent

This was a collaborative initiative from local farmers, Dairy Tasmania, the Derwent Catchment Project, NRM South, TasWater and Government to ensure environmental sustainability underpins expansion of the southern Tasmanian dairy industry. >> More

A copse of healthy trees in a paddock

Trees On Farms

Native tree and shrub species in agricultural landscapes can have dual environmental and agricultural productivity benefits. Planting diverse native species as shelter belts will ensure better pollination services, provide integrated pest management, store carbon, and assist in the retention of ground cover and soil. >> More

Two farmers planting shrubs

Forage shrub trial

We are excited to be working with Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) to trial whether grazing on native forage shrubs on marginal north-facing slopes can increase stocking rate. >> More

Helicopter and work vehicles in a paddock

Bushfire recovery projects

An ongoing bushfire recovery project has been running in the region supporting farmers and local residents to respond to the impacts from the 2013 bushfires. >> More

Derwent Catchment Project

PO Box 22 Hamilton TAS 7140  |  Phone (03) 6286 3211  |