Books & Publications
Books For Sale
from Currie Newsagency at the Post Office, or KILG (by mail or from KIRDO office, 5 George Street, Currie)
- 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.
- King Island Flora: a field guide (2002) $15.00
ADDENDUM (2014): being updated
This addendum was created to incorporate newly listed species, genus name changes, subsumed species (i.e. incorporated into another genus), new subspecies and recommended deletions. It also provided the opportunity to correct mistakes identified in the original edition. The addendum also includes detailed profiles of ten of the newly identified species.
- King Island Fauna (2003) $30.00
- Birds on farms (glovebox guide) $10.00
- From Gentle Giants to Green Pastures
A history of Environmental Change on King Island (2004) $22.00
(A project, funded through a Tasmanian Bicentenary Grant.A community group collated the history of environmental change on King Island since European settlement to produce a 100 page booklet for publication) More Information…
Publications for Download
- Threatened Species Recovery Plan for King Island Scrubtit and King Island Brown Thornbill 2021, A Conservation Action Plan developed under BirdLife Australia’s Preventing Extinctions Program.
- King Island Scrubtit and Brown Thornbill Survey Results March 2019 report prepared by Matt Webb and Dr Ross Crates provides key information on endangered King Island birds
- King Island Farmers’ Survey 2016
- King Island Natural Resource Management Strategy 2010-2020 guides the activities of KINRM. The strategy focuses on what can be achieved on King Island in NRM over the next 10-20 years, and how best to achieve these goals for King Island’s asset areas of Land, Biodiversity, Coast and Water. The goals have been developed with input from the community, interested groups and the KINRMG. The Strategy is divided into three sections: Introduction; Strategic Plan; and Implementation Plan. It has been developed to be used by anyone with an interest in King Island to help collaboratively guide King Island’s natural resource management. This Strategy is based on a review of The KINRMG Strategy Plan 1998-2001 and has been prepared by Jen Milne and Eva Finzel for the King Island Natural Resource Management Group Inc and Cradle Coast NRM. We gratefully acknowledge the funding assistance for this project by the Australian Government’s Natural Heritage Trust, provided through Cradle Coast NRM.
- The King Island Biodiversity Management Plan 2012-2022. The plan has been adopted by the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities as the national Recovery Plans for two species listed under the EPBC Act, the King Island Brown Thornbill and the King Island Scrubtit.
The actions in the plan will now be undertaken by stakeholders, as resources allow. Prepared by Debbi Delaney under a Steering Committee composed of King Island Community representatives and Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) representatives. The content of the plan reflects the knowledge and experience of the King Island Community augmented by inputs from staff of the Threatened Species Section of DPIPWE and the Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC). The Plan was based upon a draft prepared by Lauren Barrow in 2008. The preparation of the Plan was funded by King Island Natural Resource Management Group, the King Island Council, DSEWPaC, and DPIPWE. A Steering Committee will review progress on an annual basis, provide guidelines on priorities and communicate results to relevant stakeholders.
The King Island Biodiversity Management Plan informed the KINRM Strategy 2010-2020 with many actions taken directly from the KIBMP.
- King Island Bats’ Survey Report by Lisa Cawthen 2014 In November 2013, Lisa Cawthen, a bat researcher, came to King Island to survey for the 1st time the population of Bats on King Island. No one imagined that we would found 3 species! The findings of the survey showcase the value in protecting and regenerating remnant forest on the island.
- The Native Vegetation of King Island, Bass Strait.
Richard W. Barnes, Fred Duncan & Chris S. Todd (2002)
- The Fauna of King Island.
A guide to identification and conservation management
Richard Donaghey, (2003)
- King Island Bird List – Birdlife Tas July 2015
- Implications of browsing by native wildlife on improved pastures and native vegetation communities on King Island, Tasmania.
Final Report to the Alternatives to the use of 1080 Program, April 2010. Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research.
- KINRM Salinity and Waterlogging Control Manual and with Appendix 3
Prepared by Phil Dyson and Mal Brown
for the King Island Natural Resource Management Group, Final version November 2008
- King Island: A guide to enjoying a healthy coast
Caring for our Country funding from Cradle Coast NRM has contributed to this publication and developed in conjunction with KI District High School. The main focus of the guide is how to have fun on the coast with minimum impact.
- Target Weeds on King Island– these are weeds common in many gardens, look out for them and get rid of them
- Weed Management Calendar for King Island
A Calendar for the financial year, with weed ID, control methods, follow up, prevention, hygiene, timing and extent of KI weeds.
- Sea Spurge Management Plan for King Island, Tasmania
This plan has been prepared by Eve Woolmore of the King Island Natural Resource Management Group Inc. Funded by the Australian Government’s Natural Heritage Trust through Cradle Coast NRM.
- Sea Elephant River Geomorphology and Vegetation
Report for NRM Cradle Coast March 2010, Prepared by Alexandra Spink
- Water Quality and Stream Condition on King Island 2004 – 2008
Debbie Searle, for the King Island Natural Resource Management Group, through the Launceston Environment Centre and Cradle Coast NRM. (2010).
This report should not be considered as a guide to the suitability of water for drinking, domestic, recreational or agricultural purposes.
- Caring for Coast Country on King Island
- King Island Revegetation Best Practice Notes (2002)
Greening Australia (Tas).
- A Vegetation Management Strategy for King Island
(Unpublished report) Blake, G. (2003)
- A Weed Management Strategy for King Island
(Unpublished report) KINRMG (2003)
- Are we losing our native birds on King Island? How can we make sure we don’t?
- King Island Natural Resource Management Review And Strategic Action Plan
Morgan, H. (2001)
- Final Report – April 2011 – Alternatives to 1080 Program
A Summary of Research, Extension and Demonstration Activities
Funded and Undertaken under the Alternatives to 1080 Program
- Invasive Species Management – King Island Cat Management Plan 2008 – 2013
Prepared by Mark Branson (King Island Natural Resource Management Group Inc.) (KINRMG) as a component of the 2007-2008 Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) Habitat Management and Restoration Project.
- King Island Wildfire Management Plan
- King Island Cat Control Project -June 2010
Report prepared by Jamie Cooper, FERAL MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
- LAVINIA STATE RESERVE, KING ISLAND POST- FIRE GEOMORPHOLOGY AND VEGETATION ASSESSMENT – REPORT 1
ASSESSMENT OF PEAT DEPOSITS, FIRE DAMAGE AND DRAINAGE FEATURES
Keith D. Corbett
- LAVINIA STATE RESERVE, KING ISLAND POST-FIRE GEOMORPHOLOGY AND VEGETATION ASSESSMENT – REPORT 2
- THREATENED FLORA EXTENSION SURVEYS KING ISLAND 23–26 MARCH 2009
A Report to the Cradle Coast Natural Resource Management Committee
Mark Wapstra, Richard Schahinger & Matthew Larcombe
- Lavinia Ramsar Site Ecological Character Description
Peter Newall and Lance Lloyd
3 March 2010
- Survival, Distribution and Recovery of the King Island Scrubtit in Lavinia State Reserve following the 2007 Wildfire.
Richard Donaghey June 2011
- ORANGE-BELLIED PARROT (NEOPHEMA CHRYSOGASTER)
Habitat Restoration and Management on King Island – DRAFT FINAL REPORT
Prepared by Lauren Barrow (KINRMG)
- Tasmanian Acid Sulfate Soil Management Guidelines
The Tasmanian Acid Sulfate Soils Information Project (TASSI) was undertaken with funding from the Australian Government through its Caring for our Country (formerly Natural Heritage Trust) program.
available from KINRMG office
- Further Information on European Wasps
(includes photos identifying the friendly native flower wasp and the European Wasp)
- Vegetation monitoring: The Photopoint Monitoring for Fenced Remnants package.
- King Island remnant vegetation: Impact of stock proof fences
(Unpublished report) North, Barker and Associates (2002)
- KISMAP: Report on first visit 23/24 Feb and report on second visit 23/24 July 2003
(Unpublished report) Walker, M. (2003)
- Wallaby management on King Island
(Unpublished report) Mallick, S. (2002)
- Fun on the Fraser.
A snapshot of the Fraser River in 2005 (Published Report). KINRMG (2006)
- King Island water quality data report 2001-2003
(Published report) Brown, K. (2003)
- King Island Roadside Weeds (2006)
Last Updated on 18 December 2021