NACC welcomes new Bushcare Officer

Integral to NACC’s mission of ‘Catalysing Community Conservation’ is the strength of our community engagement and we are delighted to introduce you to our new Bushcare Officer Vanessa Brown, who will be based in Northampton.

Vanessa has hit the ground running and you may have already seen her out and about, posting on Twitter and meeting local farmers, NRM groups and volunteers in the region.

Having grown up in the Central Wheatbelt, Vanessa has a good understanding of the threats facing our local plants and animals and the issues our local communities are dealing with during these changing times.

She has a keen mind for landscape restoration and is currently completing a research project with Curtin University as part of her science degree.

Her project tested pelleted seeds with activated carbon for herbicide protection – a relatively new concept that can help the rehabilitation of degraded landscapes that require the efficient use of a wide array of native seeds.

Vanessa said she was very excited to work for NACC and with the local community.

“I am looking forward to helping conserve and protect our local bushland, with its wonderful plants and wildlife,” she said.

“I am also thrilled to be opening a new NACC office in Northampton and I would love to meet people there – so feel free to pop in and say hi.”

NACC’s Biodiversity Coordinator Jessica Stingemore said that Vanessa’s enthusiasm for the conservation of the region’s natural assets and her warm attitude was a brilliant addition to the NACC Team.

Dr Stingemore also said the new office in the main street of Northampton was a wonderful opportunity to increase NACC’s presence and engagement with the community.

“We also hope it sends a message to the region that NACC is part of and fully supports the local community,” she said.

Vanessa will be at the Northampton office, Shop 3/12 Hampton Road from Tuesday to Friday 7am to 3pm. And if you would like to talk to Vanessa about any of NACC’s Biodiversity Projects you can contact her on phone: 0437 880 384, email: or Twitter: @Vanessa_Brown_s


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