Northern Tablelands Local Land Services (LLS) has welcomed two new members to its Environment Team.
Anya Salmon and Elsie Baker said they look forward to working with landholders and stakeholders across the region.
Ms Salmon will be a familiar face to many in the region through her previous role as Executive Officer at Gwymac Landcare in Inverell.
The focus of her role with the Environment Team includes effective liaison between Northern Tablelands LLS and the four Landcare Networks in the region.
Ensuring the effective flow of information is maintained between the offices will provide multiple benefits in her delivery of natural resource management projects to the region.
“I’m looking forward to identifying the range of opportunities where Northern Tablelands LLS can successfully collaborate with Landcare to deliver strategic projects across a variety of fields delivering tangible results,” she said.
Ms Salmon’s support for the Landcare offices will extend through Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Armidale and Inverell and focus initially on projects for which collaboratively, Northern Tablelands LLS and Landcare have successfully secured funding, including the Regent Honeyeater Project, as well as the RAMSAR conservation wetlands project.
Elsie Baker brings a background in natural resource management, particularly bush regeneration, as well as experience in local government planning, to her new role.
Ms Baker is based in Glen Innes and will be responsible for managing events, while also responding to expressions of interest from landholders wanting to access LLS support programs to build the environmental capacity of their farms.
The diversity of Ms Baker’s role means that she is also very hands-on with the NSW Catchment Action funded Cool Country Koala Project.
Working in conjunction with landholders on these projects, such as the Cool Country Koala project and the educational opportunities they present, is really exciting.- Elsie Baker
The project has contracted the University of the Sunshine Coast to carry out surveying work with their detection dog Baxter in the Northern Tablelands area.
“Working in conjunction with landholders on these projects, such as the Cool Country Koala project and the educational opportunities they present, is really exciting,” Ms Baker said.
“I’m looking forward to applying my skills, knowledge and background in environmental projects to expanding the habitats of threatened species such as koalas, Bell’s Turtles and the Regent Honeyeater.
“It’s a great opportunity to further develop my project management skills in ways that will bring beneficial outcomes across the region.”
- Contact Anya Salmon on 02 6720 8306 and Elsie Baker on 0439 094 286.