The Tasmanian Land conservancy (TLC),Is a sister group to the newly formed North East Tasmania Land Trust. Like NETLT the TLC is a community-based group that preserves, enhances and protects the natural environment in Tasmania.The Tasmanian Land conservancy can be found at the address www.tasland.org.au.
Wild countryIs a concept originating from North America and being adopted in Australia. The Australian National University WildCountry Research and Policy Hub is a new academic initiative for advancing knowledge and innovative approaches to long term and large scale conservation planning and policy. It is inclusive of scientific understanding about key environmental and ecological processes. Within the North East of Tasmania, the Wild Country philosophy is being adopted by the North East Tasmania Land Trust and the North East Bioregional Network. A report (4.95M), 'East Coast Conservation corridor (2012)', commissioned by North East Bioregional Network, describes biogeographic attributes and values of the East Coast of Tasmania.
Land for wildlife and conservation covernentsThe Tasmanian Government has a number of voluntary conservation initiatives for landowners. These include
- CONSERVATION COVENANTS are a voluntary agreement between a landowner and the State Government that is intended to provide permanent protection for the area or species identified as being important on a property. There are many benefits gained by having a conservation covenant on your land, they include:
- Rate rebates in some council areas.
- Exemption from land tax. And more.
- LAND FOR WILD LIFE is a completely voluntary, free, non-binding nature conservation scheme. Its aims are to encourage, support and recognise landholders and land managers taking a positive approach to the integration of property land management with nature conservation on private land.
- GARDENS FOR WILD LIFE aims to encourage and recognise wildlife-friendly gardens and environment-friendly practices in urban gardens.
The South Sister and Blue Tier OrganisationsThe South Sister Organisation are a group concerned for the sustainable ecological management of the dolerite peak known as the South Sister, and surrounding forests which have a unique and enormous biodiversity. There are many threatened species (both flora and fauna) which have been identified in the area. Similarly, the Blue Tier Organisation promote the natural and cultural values, and sustainable use or the north east highlands of the Blue Tier.
Doctors for the Environment AustraliaDoctors for the Environment Australia is a voluntary organisation of medical doctors in all states and territories, whom work to address health issues caused by damage to the earth's environment. This site has many acticles and references.
North East Bioregional NetworkThe North East Bioregional Network has resources and information about the natural values of the north east of Tasmania. Including more information of the Wild Country philosophy proposed for the north east of Tasmania.
Threatened Species TasmaniaThe Tasmanian Government, Department of Primary Industries and Water, has information about native Plants and animals. Including Tasmania's Threatened Fauna Handbook and Threatened Species Listings Tasmania's Threatened Fauna Handbook offers the most comprehensive account of the State's threatened fauna.
Falmouth Community Centre Inc.Located in Morrison st. Falmouth Community Centre (FCC) is a venue for social interaction, hosting music, workshops and public and private functions. The venue has a bar, kitchen, pool table, big screen, tennis and more.
In June 2008, the FCC received an Envirofund from the Australian Government. From this the Falmouth and Henderson Lagoon Environmental Management Plan has been developed. This full version document is available here (5.41MB).
Or as a smaller file without maps and few pictures of the Falmouth and Henderson Lagoon Enviromental Management Plan here (986KB).