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

Farm planning

Farm planning is a major focus for the Derwent Catchment Project. We work with farmers to produce maps of natural assets and farm infrastructure using the most up-to-date imagery available. Our maps are compiled using information about soils, geology, land capability, vegetation, threatened species and hydrology, as well as fencing, water-points and built infrastructure.

The plan is led by the farmer's interests. It can be tailored for changing paddocks, irrigation systems or potential cropping areas. We also discuss options for pasture management and pasture cover, and can lend you a plate meter to help with monitoring and pasture budgeting. We can also help you apply for grants and support for activities such as fencing off bush areas and investigating new innovations.

Project officers working on a farm plan

Derwent Catchment Project

PO Box 22 Hamilton TAS 7140  |  Phone (03) 6286 3211  |  facilitator@derwentcatchment.org