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 →
Rod has been involved with the Conservation Council since 1994 and the environment movement since 1983. He has a specific in interest in reserve management but is willing to embrace any environmental issue of importance. He is the Conservation Council’s President, elected October 2015, having previously being Treasurer from 1995 and 2001 and then again from 2008 to 2013, then Vice-President 2013-15.
He has been a national council member of the Australian Conservation Foundation; a member of an ACT ministerial environmental advisory group; has chaired the ACT Environment Grants sub-committee; sat on governmental committees on landcare and reserves; and was a major contributor to the ACT Environmental Law Handbook. He has been treasurer of the Environmental Defender’s Office and the Canberra branch of the ACF and is the immediate past-President of the National Parks Association of the ACT. He is also Vice-President of the National Parks Australia Council.
Rod has a passion for bushwalking and is a very poor “twitcher”. He also runs.
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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 →