Professor Peter Bridgewater Landcare’s new chief

IAE Adjunct Professor Peter Bridgewater has been appointed as Chief of Landcare ACT.

Professor Bridgewater has had an impressive career in the science-policy interface, and is looking forward to being involved at a grass roots level. “The role will be challenging as we establish priorities for the immediate and long term. However, I think it will be equally rewarding,” says Professor Bridgewater. “I love Canberra and its bush landscape, and Landcare ACT will give me an opportunity to contribute my experience at local level.”

Professor Bridgewater is enthusiastic about seeing sustainability attained nationally and globally, but recognises that this needs to begin at home. This is why he is so committed to local Landcare. He is also keen to see expanded Aboriginal involvement in natural resource management facilitated by the various groups within Landcare ACT.

You can hear Professor Bridgewater chat to Ian Meikle and Chis Mac of 2CC about his new position at this podcast.

Landcare ACT is the territory’s peak body for land stewardship. The organisation works closely with local communities to address environmental issues such as soil degradation, invasive species, erosion, vegetation loss, and water quality – well as Citizen science initiatives.