In 2019 I embarked on becoming a property custodian of some bushland in Lutruwita. Purchased through the Tasmanian Land Conservancy’s Revolving Fund Program this land now has long term protection through a conservation covenant. 

Located on Paredarerme Country on turrakana/Tasman Peninsula, the 140 hectares of continuous bush is full of life - including a pair of wedge-tail eagles, Tasmanian devils, critically endangered swift parrots, sea eagles, Tasmanian masked owl, eastern barred bandicoots and quolls. 

The forest has mature habitat trees including Tasmanian blue gum, black gum as well as silver and white peppermint, blackwood and banksia. In 2021 my family was able to purchase the neighbouring block, bringing the total area of protected bushland to 285 hectares. 

Along with my partner and two young children, we intend to listen, learn and help look after this land through active environmental stewardship and collaboration.

Watch this space.