The ‘Gardens for Wildlife' Scheme is an initiative of the Department of Primary Industries and Water's Private Land Conservation Program.
Understorey Network Inc.
The USN provides information on suitable plants for habitats for birds, frogs, lizards and insects; field days on native gardens; and different habitats and contact with other liked-minded people through seed-cleaning morning teas etc.
Sustainable Living Tasmania Inc.
Sustainable Living Tasmania Inc. is a community organisation which aims to improve the sustainability of our homes, communities and businesses and maintain and enhance our local natural environment. It manages the Environment Challenge web site www.up2me.com.au, which is part of the Tasmanian Government's Living Environment Program.
WILDCARE Inc. is the largest incorporated environmental volunteer group in Tasmania and works to care for wild places, wildlife and cultural heritage.
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) contains an extensive collection of Tasmanian native plants, inclusive of rare and threatened species. Visit the RTBG to see native plants and how they grow. There are demonstration/display gardens, and. propagation classes.
The Australian Plants Society - Tasmania Inc.
The Australian Plants Society Tasmania Inc. promotes the knowledge, appreciation and preservation of Australian plants, both in their natural settings and in cultivation, with special emphasis on species native to Tasmania.
Hobart Group: www.apstashobart.org.au
North West Group: www.apstasnorthwest.org.au
North Group: www.apstasnorth.org
Landcare is about action. Every weekend, everyday, volunteers are finding local solutions to local problems - pulling weeds, planting trees, improving the health of our soil, bushland, waterways and coastlines. The Landcare movement is about people with passion working together.
From the ground up, landcarers are making a difference. Landcare is a volunteer movement where individuals and groups improve their local patch through hands-on action! A care group (Landcare, Coastcare, Wildcare, Bushcare, Friends of Group, etc) usually starts when passionate locals share concerns about an environmental problem, then get together and do something about it. Individual landowners and local communities drive on-ground chanage in places they value. Volunteers may be from the coast or country, students or retirees, farmers or families!
Connect with a group near you, become a casual volunteer or make a donation. For more information contact Landcare Tasmania, the not for profit, peak body for community Landcare in Tasmania, www.landcaretas.org.au.
‘Birds in Backyards' Program
The ‘Birds in Backyards' program is an educational program focusing on native bird species - learn how to identify native birds, where they like to live and how to create bird-friendly spaces in your garden.
Birds Tasmania (a regional group of BirdLifeAustralia, Australia's oldest conservation organisation) is a voluntary community group committed to the conservation of Tasmania's birds and their habitats through education, research, excursions, advocacy and partnerships. For details of activities, recent newsletters and other information on the group, visit their web page.
Tamar Natural Resource Management
Tamar NRM in northern Tasmania is an independent not-for-profit natural resource management group which brings together a wide range of community, landcare, education, business, Local and State Government representatives. Activities are principally aimed at enhancing rural and urban community involvement in natural resource management and forming positive community, government, business and industry partnerships, inclusive of practical activities in the areas of ecological sustainable development, agricultural sustainability, environmental management and community capacity building.
NRM North is one of three formally recognised natural resource management bodies in Tasmania. NRM North was established in 2003 through a community-driven process in response to the Tasmanian Government's Natural Resource Management Framework and its enabling legislation, the Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Act, 2002.
NRM North's role is to:
- Provide leadership to ensure that sound management of the region's natural resources continues.
- Develop programs that recognise the need to balance the environmental, economic and social needs of the people of the region.
- Work in partnership with all stakeholders to determine appropriate investment and cost-sharing strategies in the management of our natural resources.
Still Gardening is a non-profit community project based in Hobart and Glenorchy that supports older people, people with disabilities and their carers to remain in their homes. The program focuses on assisting people to remain healthy, encouraging independent living and promoting social interaction through gardening.
Volunteers work with clients in their gardens and also explore ways of making the garden easier to maintain. The program is in its fourth year, has a high standard and is well respected by both volunteers and clients.