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NSW government's bushfire relief for wildlife rehabilitators program: veterinary sector involvement

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Nov 25, 2020 06:17 PM

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Peta Norris
Senior Project Officer, Wildlife Coordinator, Biodiversity and Wildlife Unit, Conservation Branch @NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Peta Norris has worked in conservation and land management with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) since graduating with an honours degree in environmental science from The University of Newcastle in the 1990s. She is now leading the NSW government’s $1 million bushfire relief for wildlife rehabilitators program, having recently led conservation and wildlife recovery programs across NPWS reserves in the Hunter and Central Coast following the catastrophic bushfires of 2019-20. Peta has worked in park operations as a ranger and area manager for over two decades and has qualifications in environmental science, ecology, environmental law, government management, bushfire and incident management, and workplace training and assessment. She has extensive experience planning and delivering bushfire management programs in conservation reserves, as well as leading bushfire suppression operations, particularly remote area firefighting in the Greater Blue Mountains area
Tim Johnson
Project Officer, Wildlife Coordinator, Biodiversity and Wildlife Unit, Conservation Branch @NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Tim Johnson has worked in natural resources management for fifteen years across the public and private sectors. Since graduating from his environmental science degree at the University of Western Sydney in 2004, Tim completed further studies in river restoration, conservation land management, native vegetation and wildlife management. Tim has been with National Parks and Wildlife Service as a planner for two years, working on the Strategic plan for the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Prior to joining NPWS, Tim was the Natural Resources Team Leader at Fairfield City Council for seven years; coordinating a team of three, a community nursery and a NRM program with a budget of approximately $1 million a year. During his time at council Tim worked with community groups and wildlife carers to manage the Cabramatta Creek flying fox colony, including the development of protocols to reduce their mortality during heat stress events. Tim worked his first firefighting season in 2019/20