Bushland Projects Officer, Wingecarribee Shire Council
Dr Karen Guymer works in local government in NSW as a Bushland Projects Officer delivering award-winning private land conservation programs and projects. Karen has worked at Wingecarribee Shire Council, a biodiversity hotspot situated between Canberra and Sydney in the Southern Highlands, for the past five years. Karen has worked as a community representative on a variety of natural resource management advisory committees within National Parks and Wildlife Service and the former catchment authorities. Karen was a catchment manager and catchment officer with the Department of Land and Water Conservation in Moss Vale for six years, delivering a variety of frontline natural resource management programs and projects. Early in her career Karen spent two years with NSW Agriculture in Orange delivering an education and awareness program WaterWise on the Farm. Karen has a first-class honours degree and PhD in Agricultural Science from the University of Sydney, a graduate certificate in public sector management and a certificate in training and assessment.
Wildlife Conservation in Wingecarribee
Wingecarribee Shire is a 2700km2 semi-rural biodiversity hotspot within the Sydney to Canberra corridor. It supports over 472 native animal species, (56 of which are endangered), 2057 native plant species (128 of which are endangered). Fifteen endangered ecological communities are found within the shire. The Southern Highlands Link lies within the Great Eastern Ranges which […]