John Daly is the Sustainable Agriculture Project Officer. John grew up in Cowra on the banks of the Lachlan River. He spent much of his childhood planting native trees and helping to rescue and rehabilitate native wildlife. After moving to Canberra to study Environmental Science and Geology he returned to Cowra and the family farm in 2014. After studying planned grazing practices and Alan Savory’s Holistic Management techniques he and the family have begun to improve the diversity of their native pastures and health of the soil while running their prime lamb enterprise.
Phone: 0409 594 823
Ruth Aveyard is the Sustainable Agriculture Project Coordinator. Ruth worked for CSIRO Entomology in Canberra for 15 years before moving to Goulburn. Ruth also holds a part-time position with Upper Lachlan Landcare as their Landcare Coordinator.
Phone: 0447 242 474
Mary Bonet is the Landcare Coordinator for Goulburn-Yass. Mary was born and raised in the Goulburn District, where she currently manages a small farm and works as a freelance consultant. Mary is a Landcare professional with years of experience in Landcare and NRM. Mary has held various roles with community groups at district, regional and state level.
Phone: 0499 199 072
Anne Duncan is the General Manager. She has degrees in Forestry, Zoology and an MBA, and has a wide range of experience in natural resource management and organisations. Her background includes forestry, wildlife research and strategic planning, rural and remote natural resource management, parks and wildlife, botanic gardens, fisheries and water management. Anne has worked in government at all levels, including as Regional Manager for Parks and Wildlife in Tasmania and Director of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, and she is also part time CEO of Landcare ACT. Currently she works from her own consulting business while completing a PhD in business strategy and sustainability. Anne has a particular interest in integrating good business with sustainable environmental management.
Phone: 0427 801 804
Vanessa Cain has worked in natural resource management for more than 10 years. She has a Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours and is an experienced field ecologist who has worked on a number of multidisciplinary aquatic ecosystem projects, the design, implementation and monitoring of nest box programs, and catchment wide surveys of woodland birds. Vanessa has worked with Landcare since 2012 as a Landcare Support Officer, and is passionate about environmental conservation and community engagement. Vanessa works and resides in Cowra NSW.
Libby Roesner PhD has worked in the field of agriculture and natural resource management since 1989. She studied Agricultural Science at Sydney University and completed her PhD in Soil Science. She was the Pasture Research Agronomist and Coordinator for Grain and Graze at the Condobolin Research and Advisory Station. In 2008, Libby and her husband purchased their farm at Condobolin situated on the Lachlan River where they grow both irrigated and dryland crops, run sheep, and spell horses on native and improved pastures. Libby joined LachLandcare in March 2016 and job-shares the Condobolin and Districts Landcare Coordinator position with Amy Gunn.
Mikla Lewis OAM has been a resident of Grenfell since 2000, where she manages a property with her partner for both biodiversity conservation and sheep production. Mikla has an extensive background in natural resource management and sustainable agriculture and has worked with native animals and plants all her working life. She has been employed as Coordinator for Young District Landcare since 2014 and Weddin Landcare since the beginning of 2016. She has recently re-established Grenfell Urban Landcare, a group which she and her partner first initiated in 2000. Her great passions are native plants and animals and she loves conducting wattle and wildflower walks.
Megan Harris (MSustAgric) is based just out of Temora where she lives on a small scale off-grid farm with a micro poultry enterprise. Megan has a background in environmental science and sustainable agriculture and has spent much of her professional career in the carbon forestry sector in plantation establishment, management and systems development with CO2 Australia. Megan is the Landcare Coordinator for Bland and Temora and is working on a number of projects, including an Environmental Liaison Committee for Bland Shire Council, Community Gardens in both Temora and West Wyalong, and Backyard Fruit Tree workshops.
Ciara O'Neill joined LachLandcare in May 2016 as the new Finance and Administration officer. She moved to Australia from Ireland four years ago and has been living in Condobolin for the past 3 years. She is employed by multiple organisations in the Central West in finance roles. Ciara now looks after the bookkeeping and payroll for LachLandcare as well as other administration duties. She says she is very excited to be part of a new team and to be involved in the fantastic new projects that LachLandcare have undertaken.