Landscapes boost for Cleve region

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Liam Anderson has been appointed as a new Landscape Officer on the Eastern Eyre Peninsula team, based in Cleve. Whyalla born and raised; he returns to the Eyre Peninsula after spending eight years in the Adelaide region.

13 September 2021

He joins the team with extensive on-ground experience in conservation, weed control and revegetation after previously working for Trees For Life.

Mr Anderson said he is excited for the opportunity to be working and living back on the landscape he loves.

“I am passionate about working with people to achieve results while protecting and conserving the environment," Mr Anderson said.

"I am a strong believer that good land management techniques are key, not only to the natural landscape but effective use of the land.

“I am also a proud Adnyamathanha man; I have spent quite a bit of time on country in the Flinders Ranges practising our traditional methods. These experiences paired with growing up in Whyalla instilled my passion for the environment from a very young age.

“Over the past four years I have been an on-ground Supervisor with Trees for Life, working throughout the Mount Lofty ranges, Barossa Valley, Fleurieu Peninsula and the Riverland. While in the role, I built a strong knowledge and understanding of various pest control techniques and conservation methods that I am confident will assist in my success within my new role.”

Mr Anderson will kick off with a strong focus on delivering rabbit control programs across the region after reports from all areas expressing a rise in rabbit numbers over the past year or so.

Widespread Boxthorn infestations will also be receiving heavy attention, with the extent of spread away from the coast of particular interest.

“I’m eager to get on top of the rabbit populations while they’re in manageable numbers in comparison to the infestations I have seen in the north in the past,” he said.

Liam is excited to be working for the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board and will be based at the office in Cleve. Liam can be contacted on 0428 282 077.

The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board came into effect on 1 July 2020, replacing the former Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board.

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