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James Nelsson is the new Loddon Plains Landcare Network (LPLN) Facilitator and GOANNA Project worker.  James is responsible for facilitating the successful outcomes of the many local Landcare and Friends groups’ projects. He will also ensure the effective completion of various landscape focussed GOANNA projects across the district.

He has many years’ experience in project management and natural resource management.  He grew up in a rural community, where his family were share farmers working two Dairies and a piggery in the Upper Yarra Valley, near Warburton.

James has worked for Federal, State and Local Government, managing various projects and working with communities.  He worked as a Bush Fire Case Manager, assisting fire affected families, individuals and communities impacted by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.  He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Management and a Diploma of Conservation and Land Management.  His experience in managing natural resource assets includes Wet sclerophyll forests, Box-Ironbark woodlands and native grasslands. He was also the Bushfire Environmental Recovery Projects officer for the Mitchell Shire, undertaking restoration projects across the 2009 bushfire footprint.

James is a member of Mt Korong Eco-Watch, the Wedderburn Conservation Management Network, and he has been an active long term member of Landcare (including two years as president of the Sunday Creek-Dry Creek Landcare Group). When James isn’t undertaking work for the LPLN and the GOANNA project, he is busy carrying out environmental work on his own covenanted conservation property, which adjoins Mt Korong in Glenalbyn.

James Nelsson


M: 0490 412 430