Midlandscapes Coordinator, Tasmanian Land Conservancy
Andrew has worked for the Tasmanian Land Conservancy since 2007 and is the coordinator for both the Midlandscapes Program and the Midlands Conservation Fund. Over the last 20 years he has worked on a number of major projects to establish long term conservation agreements with landholders in the Tasmanian Midlands in various roles as a negotiator, consultant stewardship officer or project coordinator. Andrew also owns and operates a sheep grazing and conservation property in the Northern Midlands and brings this experience into the development of practical mechanisms for long term protection of native grasslands and woodlands on working farms.
The Midlands Conservation Fund – Sharing the Stewardship Risks of long term conservation on private land
The Tasmanian Midlands is recognised both as one of Australia’s 15 Biodiversity Hotspots and a productive farming landscape with 95% of its area in private ownership and well over 50% cleared for agriculture. It is home to twenty-two wetlands of national and/or state significance and the critically- endangered, EPBC-listed Lowland Native Grasslands of Tasmania. There […]