Keynote Speaker – Mr Glen Johnson
Glen Johnson is the Victorian Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) Hume Region Biodiversity Recovery Coordinator based in Wodonga. His current role in the Bushfire Recovery program includes the coordination of threatened flora and fauna protection, invasive species control and community-based nature-led recovery projects. Glen has over 30 years of experience in biodiversity conservation and threatened species management, covering a diversity of environments from mallee to alpine and box ironbark to lowland grassy ecosystems. His threatened fauna expertise includes management of species such as Stone Curlew, Regent Honeyeater and Spotted Tree frog. He also has extensive experience in the conservation of numerous threatened orchid species through the integration of weed control and ecological burn regimes. He has a passion for community-based biodiversity and nature conservation programs. Glen is an active member and secretary of Baranduda Landcare and committee member of the Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups. He has led the delivery of numerous riparian restoration and revegetation projects in the Baranduda Landcare area.