Chair, National Landcare Network
After a varied working life in the Victorian Public Service, in Papua New Guinea, in Local Government and then in private enterprise, Terry moved from the Yarra Valley to Flowerdale in the early 1990s where he and his wife Janet farm sheep and cattle on their property, The Three Sisters. Thus began Terry’s interest in restoring a run-down, weed infested and severely eroded property. In collaboration with the Goulburn Broken CMA most of the waterways on the property have now been fenced out, thousands of trees and understory planted and subdivisional fences built to better manage stock.
Terry is the immediate Past President of the Strath Creek Landcare Group and the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network, positions held for over 15 years, is currently the Chair of Landcare Victoria Incorporated, (the peak body representing Landcarers in Victoria following the recent merge of the Victorian Landcare Council with the Farm Trees and Landcare Association) and Chair of the National Landcare Network. Terry serves on a number of Advisory Committees including the Riparian Advisory Forum, the Landcare Community Reference Group and the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce.
Terry was awarded the medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2016 for services to conservation and the environment.
Joining hands - Landcare collaborations
Terry and Doug chair Australia’s leading national Landcare organisations and are hoping for a new era for Landcare. They are determined to create a single voice for the Landcare movement that will connect its participants across Australia and empower the movement in being represented nationally. Terry and Doug’s different but distinctive journeys embody the Landcare […]