grass roots community organisation that aims to improve natural condition of the derwent catchment


Catchment Facilitator

Dr Josie Kelman
Josie has over 10 years’ experience in leadership and technical roles within the Natural Resource Management sector in Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland. She has worked in NRM extension on biodiversity and environmental sustainability. This work has included: landscape planning, carbon emission and offsets, biodiversity project planning and implementation, grazing land management, vegetation management and whole farm planning.

Josie's key responsibilities have included people management, capacity building, strategic planning and industry engagement and project management. She has specialised in management effectiveness evaluation and auditing in the field of Natural Resource Management. Her key work values and aims are:
•     Practical management solutions which address environmental sustainability
•     Clear communication of scientific information for application to everyday living and business;

Project Officer

Eve Lazarus

Eve Lazarus has thirteen years of experience as a professional in the field of natural resource management and biodiversity conservation. Eve is passionate about working with land managers to deliver on ground projects that increase landscape resilience. The projects she currently manages cover agricultural best practice; coordinated weed management, fire and flood recovery, revegetation and conservation projects, for example working to conserve Miena Cider gum stands in the Central Highlands.

Some of Eve's initial projects working for State Government included the development of the Threatened Flora of Tasmania online resource and the establishment of effective data management systems which evolved into the Natural Values Atlas of Tasmania. Eve has extensive remote area field experience, working on both private & protected areas in both Tasmania and the Northern Territory.