New Recruit Strengthens Landscape Board

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A newly recruited district officer will help the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board to broaden pest control support for landholders in the Riverland for some priority species.

New Recruit Strengthens Landscape Board

A newly recruited district officer will help the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board to broaden pest control support for landholders in the Riverland for some priority species.

Nathan Lennane joins the organisation with a wealth of knowledge in sustainable land management and pest animal control, most recently working as the Feral Cat Eradication Officer with the Kangaroo Island Landscape Board.

Originally from the Victorian high country, Mr Lennane began his career in rural fencing including projects to exclude feral animals to protect the breeding sites of vulnerable species. Moving to work for Parks Victoria as a ranger, his role had a specific focus on controlling feral animals including foxes, deer and pigs.

Driven by a desire to help protect native ecosystems and agricultural land, Mr Lennane said that he was looking forward to working with landholders in the Riverland.

“I’m looking forward to establishing connections across the landscape and providing support, technical advice and information to land managers in undertaking their requirements to control animals such as goats and feral pigs, including through recommended control methods and best practice guidelines to create effective management in the Riverland,” he said.

Rebecca Arnold, District Team Leader at the landscape board, said that Mr Lennane’s appointment demonstrated the organisation’s commitment to working with landholders fighting a range of pest animal issues.

“Increasing the number of district officers on the ground in the Riverland is essential in providing landholders with the help they need to identify and control invasive species and reduce their impacts,” she said.

Landscape board district officers provide advice and support to landholders including pest plant and animal identification and advice on control strategies. Additional tools, such as baiting stations and traps may be available to borrow or hire.

Mr Lennane will be based from the Berri landscape office.

This project is supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board with funding from the landscape levies.

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