Ja­cobs takes lead on land con­ser­va­tion

Mansfield Courier - - PROPERTY GUIDE -

EX­PE­RI­ENCED en­vi­ron­men­tal man­ager Peter Ja­cobs is the new North East area man­ager for Trust for Na­ture.

Mr Ja­cobs heads up a team that sup­ports pri­vate l andown­ers who care for the en­vi­ron­ment and want to pro­tect bush­land on their prop­er­ties.

They cover an area rang­ing from Omeo, Bright, Wan­garatta and Wodonga through to Marysville, Mans­field, Be­nalla, Shepparton and Nu­murkah.

“Many of Vic­to­ria’s most threat­ened plants and an­i­mals de­pend on pri­vate land, so it is crit­i­cal to pro­tect what we have left,” said Mr Ja­cobs.

“I know there are plenty of peo­ple in this re­gion who feel like­wise and I look for­ward to work­ing with them.

“If you have a spe­cial patch of bush that you want to pro­tect, my team would love to hear from you - feel free to con­tact me di­rect on 0477 299 848.”

Mr Ja­cobs is pres­i­dent of the Up­per Ovens Val­ley Land­care Group and was pre­vi­ously the Alps district chief ranger for Parks Vic­to­ria, in­clud­ing the Alpine and Mt Buffalo na­tional parks.

He also chairs the Moun­tains Spe­cial­ist Group of the In­ter­na­tional Union for the Con­ser­va­tion of Na­ture’s World Com­mis­sion on Pro­tected Ar­eas.

Away from work, Mr Ja­cobs en­joys spend­ing time on his own con­ser­va­tion prop­erty bor­der­ing Mt Buffalo Na­tional Park and trekking in moun­tain­ous ar­eas around the world.

Es­tab­lished by an Act of State Par­lia­ment in 1972, Trust for Na­ture is one of Aus­tralia’s old­est con­ser­va­tion or­gan­i­sa­tions.

It has pro­tected 100,000 hectares of na­tive habi­tat in Vic­to­ria through con­ser­va­tion agree­ments with pri­vate landown­ers and the es­tab­lish­ment of its own con­ser­va­tion re­serves.

Find out more at www. trust­for­na­ture.org.au.

NEW IN THE JOB: Peter Ja­cobs is the new North East area man­ager for Trust for Na­ture.

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