Ecologist South-east Region, Bush Heritage Australia
Dr Matt Appleby – Ecologist South-east Region, Bush Heritage Australia
Matt is a botanist with a specific interest in the ecology and conservation of native grasslands. He completed a PhD in the field of restoration ecology at University of Tasmania and spent ten years working in the Private Land Conservation Program with Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. Matt is now Bush Heritage’s regional ecologist supporting the Victorian and New South Wales reserves and the partnership landscape projects, Midlandscapes (Tas) and Kara Kara Wedderburn (Vic). He provides ecological advice and support throughout the planning, implementation and reporting of the conservation projects in his region.
Restoring connectivity across central west Victoria
The region between Wedderburn and St Arnaud in central western Victoria is a fragmented agricultural landscape yet it retains more than 30 percent of its native vegetation. Bush Heritage purchased its first Victorian reserve there in 2005 to protect remnant grassy woodlands and their suite of declining species. Subsequent land purchases have combined to create […]