King Island Landcare Group

  • We had a very successful AGM  Monday 16 October 2023. Read the 2022-23 year report Here. Heidi Weitjens was elected Chairperson and Jenny Thorn Treasurer. Greg Morris remains as Vice Chair and Public Officer and Lizzie Cambra as secretary. Three community members resigned and three new community members joined. Margaret Bennett, Graeme Batey and Ana Pimenta stepped down from the committee this year. They have all been stalwarts of the group over many years. Margaret brought skills and enthusiasm for birdlife.  Graeme generously shared his knowledge and enthusiasm for our birdlife; representing King Island Field Naturalists on our group; and bringing valuable farming knowledge to our discussions. Ana has filled both employee and committee member roles at various times. She was a very proficient and creative Regional Landcare Officer, before taking on the group’s Project Officer role. Ana was a member of the Cradle Coast Regional NRM Committee, building and maintaining valuable networks for our group. Later she brought her detailed knowledge of our projects and financial system to her role as Treasurer offering calm, capable support to the committee and the administrative staff.
  • Asparagus fernCheck our current maps and please contact Eve if you know of other incursions.
  • KILG Strategy. Our 10 year Strategy and Implementation plan to guide our activities over the next 10 years is complete. Download the plan here King Island Natural Resource Management Strategy 2023 to 2033 or email for a copy.
  • King Island native plant nursery – a community run nursery will support landholders to use King Island endemic flora for native revegetation and regeneration activities, which will improve habitat and reconnect threatened bird populations. The Nursery Facilitator, Renae, will work with landholders and volunteers to ensure supply of seed for both direct seeding and propagation into seedlings ready for planting. Renae can be contacted by email:
  • Wings On King, Spring Surveys  2023- just completed 9-12 November surveys.
    KILG are proud to be a partner in this very successful citizens science project. Surveys are conducted each Spring (Thurs-Sat second weekend November) and Autumn (Thurs-Sat last weekend April). Anyone interested in birds, both experienced or otherwise, are invited to come along and give us a hand. More info HERE.
  • Victorian Wader Study Group on King Island. VWSG are conducting a longitudinal study on Ruddy Turnstones spanning 10 years to date which assesses changing migratory behaviour over time. Read about the study here. VWSG will visit King Island again in spring 2023, keep an eye out so you can join the activities.
  • KILG are now able to accept tax deductible donationsDONATE TO KING ISLAND LANDCARE GROUP
    Thanks to Landcare Tasmania for their support to use their Deductible Gift Recipient facility.

Our Work


Meet our Staff:

Wynta Noseda , Project Officer  – Wynta is normally in the office at 5 George Street each Wednesday 9:00 – 3:00 and via phone or email on Friday. Wynta is available by Phone 03 6462 1825 and on 0458 270 959 or email

Eve Woolmore, Landcare Crew Supervisor– the on-ground works crew are available to do private works under a fee for service arrangement. The crew can help with projects such as revegetation, planting native trees, and weed work both hand-weeding and spraying. The crew have spray equipment available for spot spraying, especially suited for those hard to get to areas in gullies or tree-lanes. For further information Phone 03 6462 1825 or email

Renae Gale, Nursery Facilitator – supports the use of King Island endemic flora for native revegetation and regeneration activities, which will improve habitat and reconnect threatened bird populations. Renae will work with landholders and volunteers to ensure supply of seed for both direct seeding and propagation into seedlings ready for planting at a community managed plant nursery. Renae can be contacted by email:

Jess Loane, Book keeper & Office Administrator – Jess will normally be in the office at 5 George Street each Monday and Wednesday, between 9:00am-4:00pm. During those hours you can contact her on 0400 141 736. Alternatively leave a message on 03 6462 1825 or send an email to

Our offices are in the KIRDO building, 5 George St Currie. Our wide range of publications, and information on KILG activities and projects are available when our staff are present, as above and during KIRDO opening hours, Tuesday – Friday 11am – 3pm Saturday 10am-12pm. Phone 03 6462 1778.

Committee Members for contact

Lizzie Cambra, Secretary, is available for general enquiries on 0429 158 846

Kate Ravich, is available for enquiries about birds on King Island on 0417 487 263.

Inkweed on King Island

Inkweed on King Island. KILG are currently tackling this weed, which is the only known incursion in Tasmania. More information about what you can do read this Inkweed brochure or please call email:

Geology of King Island

These two wonderful publications are available for purchase from KIRDO, 5 George Street:
A Guide to the Geology of King Island Part 1, 2016 by Clive Calver
Geology of King Island Part 2 – Excursions, 2016 by Clive Calver

Funding Opportunities

If you are interested in doing a project on your property to improve and protect your vegetation, soil, water quality, to look after threatened species or just find out about what is on your property, contact us. We can help with information, project planning, applying for funding, or point you in the right direction for further support.

Our Vision

Our vision is King Island being a world leader in integrated sustainable production and quality living. Our mission is to promote co-ordinated and integrated management of natural resources, which will contribute to the economic and environmental sustainability of King Island.The King Island Landcare Group successfully delivers a wide range of environmental/agricultural projects, and is instrumental in assisting land managers and the community to manage King Island’s natural resources. The group was formed in 1996 with representatives of local Landcare groups and other relevant organisations. Anyone interested in King Island environment is welcome to contact us or attend our monthly meetings.

KING ISLAND LANDCARE GROUP (KILG) has had a name change in 2021. It was formerly known as King Island Natural Resource Management Group (KINRM), formed in 1996, implementing a huge range of programs for King Island community and environment.

Last Updated on 29 November 2023