Natural Resource Planning
Natural Resource Planning is an ethically based Tasmanian company specialising in the science and practice of natural resource management.
We are committed to ensuring our work delivers positive outcomes for natural resources and the environment, while at the same time taking into account social and economic factors.
NRP has adopted strong ethical policies based on the Code of Ethics of the Society for Conservation Biology (click here).
We provide a broad range of professional services, including:
- planning for rural businesses interested in ecologically responsible management, ecosystems services, and carbon storage and sequestration;
- flora, fauna, geomorphological and land resources surveys;
- professional mapping of natural resources;
- state of the art Geographic Information Systems (GIS), data and analysis for projects of all sizes;
- scientific services for natural resource projects, programs and organisations, including project management; and
- advice on conservation management, research, planning, policy and program development.
We focus on maintaining a comprehensive, current and systematic understanding of all major areas of natural resource science. We put a high value on Ecosystem Services and our work is based in a thorough understanding of the science of Landscape Ecology.
Landscape Ecology is the study of the interaction between biophysical and human factors and their impacts ont the landscape.
Ecosystem Services are the things provided by the environment that benefit humans (e.g. maintenance of soils fertility, water resources, biodiversity) and have been valued at three times the Gross Domestic Product of the entire world.
Our three directors have more than 80 years collective experience in environmental science, protection, management, planning, research, consultation and policy across the public, private, non-government and farming sectors. We also maintain an extensive register of associates who are available to bring specialised expertise to our projects.
Our project ‘Using landscape ecology to prioritise property management actions in Tasmania’ brings together the realities of property management with a comprehensive and science-based assessment of natural resource management issues.
The project is funded under the Australian Government's Caring for Our Country Open Grants program.
Background information, newsletters and a review of strategies for planning and management of natural resources in the Tasmanian midlands are available from the project web page.
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