What We DO

The Derwent Catchment Project

The Derwent Catchment Project was set up to assist landholders to restore and maintain natural and agricultural landscapes across this challenging environment, to ensure a prosperous and sustainable future for the Derwent Catchment.

On ground works

We have built up an on-ground works crew that know the region and have the people power, knowledge and equipment to get the job done. The team are out everyday working on best practice weed management and revegetation projects. We also offer these services as contractors for private jobs.

Facilitation and Community

Since 2014, our staff have worked hard to gain support in the region, and this support is reflected in the success of the projects that are being delivered in collaboration with our partners and the wider community. Our team employs a facilitated, peer-learning approach to extension which tailors best practice information to local conditions and incorporates the experience and knowledge of local leaders and modernisers.

Managing Projects

Our team has extensive project management capacity, delivering outcomes you can see on the ground. We have expertise in project design, monitoring and evaluation and a strong desire to get the best outcome for the dollars invested. We have delivered or are delivering multiple large projects through funding for the Australian Government as well as industry and State government.

What We Do

Weed management

Strategic, cross-tenure, weed management programs.

River restoration

Working to remove willows and weeds from rivers to provide access for fishing and recreation and revegetating the banks with natives to improve river heath.

Revegetation

Planting locally grown native species for shelter and shade and to improve biodiversity.

Supporting best-practice farming

The Derwent Catchment Project delivers agricultural best practice programs that focus on supporting farming resilience.

Conservation action

We have specialist skills and experience in conservation planning, remnant vegetation and threatened species management.

Strategic planning

We develop practical strategic plans that guide program activities to deliver tangible outcomes on the ground

Collaborative Partners

Our partners include a wide range of industry, NGOs, government and community organisations collaborating to make a difference on the ground