Manager - Protected Area Strategy, Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Brett Kerr has worked for the Queensland Government for over 15 years in a variety of conservation roles, including as a park ranger and a wildlife ranger, and manager of large scale koala habitat revegetation projects. Most of his career has been focussed on the private land conservation field, principally as a field officer and manager within the Queensland Government’s Nature Refuges Program, and in recent times, contributing to policy development on private protected areas and running the legislative program for the development of a new class of privately protected area – the Special Wildlife Reserve. When Brett needs to escape the world of government policy development, he spends time bemusing his neighbours by hand-treating weeds on his 4 hectare bush block on the Gold Coast.
Who’s interested in Private National Parks?
As it turns out, a lot of people are interested in the concept of private national parks, within government, industry and the community. A consideration of the values placed on land by those interested people is at the heart of the development of a proposal for a new class of privately protected area in Queensland. […]