NRM South and Huon Valley Council have been working in partnership on the Huon Priority Area project. Located within Huon Valley Municipality the NRM South Huon Valley Priority Area includes most of the eastern half of the Huon Catchment.
It stretches from the top of Mountain River in the Southern foothills of Mt Wellington, down through to Huonville. It reaches across to Cygnet in the south-east and Geeveston in the south-west, and follows the Huon River down to the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. Heading down the Channel and around to Surveyor's Bay it also takes in the area around Dover.
Comprising towns, rural hamlets, agricultural, forestry and crown lands, the area contains diverse flora and fauna, including rare and endangered animals, birds and plants, ancient forests, famous rivers and Aboriginal cultural heritage.