Established in 2008, NRM North’s Tamar Estuary and Esk Rivers (TEER) Program is a regional partnership between the statutory agencies responsible for waterway management within the Tamar Estuary and Esk River catchments. The TEER area covers approximately 15% of Tasmania and includes the Tamar, North Esk, South Esk, Macquarie, Brumby-Lake and Meander catchments. In […]
When Biz and Lindsay Nicolson began running ‘Bonneys Plains’ in 1988, the banks of Buffalo Brook were severely eroded, there was little or no riparian vegetation, water quality was poor and there was no sign of aquatic life. Today, fencing off the stream would seem the obvious solution to the degradation. In 1986, however, the decision to exclude stock was contrary to the prevailing management practice which relied on direct waterway access for all paddocks. This project tells the story of what has happened in the 25 years since the fence went up along Buffalo Brook.