Mature trees are pillars of biodiversity in the ecosystem. They provide habitat for wildlife, nurseries for seeds to grow and facilitate vital soil processes. Mature trees with natural hollows are disappearing from the ACT due Read more →
Helen’s knowledge of the ACT’s environment was derived from her work for 13 years as the inaugural manager of the ACT’s Office of the Commissioner for the Environment.
She had the honour of working with the first two commissioners – Dr Joe Baker and Dr Rosemary Purdie – on multiple State of the Environment reports for both the ACT and the 17 local governments in the Australian Capital Region. Helen also undertook a variety of investigations into management of the environment by ACT Government agencies.
She previously worked on development of the ACT Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1993 following self-government and on leasing of rural and national land in the ACT.
Helen has enjoyed bushwalking for several decades and takes great pleasure in walking among our native birds and animals. She is also passionate about reducing waste and use of resources. Her doctorate is in sociology from the University of Queensland (1988).
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Save our native mature trees – pillars of biodiversity
12 May 2017
World Environment Day Dinner 2017
26 Apr 2017
The World Environment Day Dinner is a big celebration of the achievements of the Canberra environment community. Our annual Dinner will be held 7.00pm Saturday 3 June at the National Arboretum Canberra. World Environment Day Read more →
Using Nature for Power – Environment Exchange 28 March
3 Apr 2017
“We are going to have 100% per cent renewable electricity. It is going to happen. The question is whether it is sooner or later” says Professor Andrew Blakers. Our March Environment Exchange was on Using Read more →
Proposed kangaroo management changes
23 Mar 2017
Proposed kangaroo management changes The Conservator for Flora and Fauna has declared the Eastern Grey Kangaroo as a controlled native species under the Nature Conservation Act 2014 and consequently has also prepared an Eastern Grey Kangaroo: Draft Controlled Species Read more →
Yellow Box Dispatch – March 2017
10 Mar 2017
Yellow Box Dispatch — March 2017 Trees, waste, plastics, climate change The Bush Capital is a great place to be and to live so that’s why we have so many people involved in caring Read more →
Mature Native Trees: Pillars of Biodiversity
8 Mar 2017
Mature Native Trees: Pillars of Biodiversity “We literally cannot live without trees” Darren Le Roux, Environmental Project Officer, ACT Parks and Conservation Service The nomination of “Loss of Native Hollow-bearing Trees”, as a threatening process Read more →