Bob Shepherd – QLD
Bob Shepherd has devoted his free time to the Dalrymple Landcare Committee since it was founded in 1988. Bob was heavily involved in the amalgamation of various sub catchment groups into larger management groups, a consolidation which facilitated large on-ground projects such as riparian fencing for water quality and weed management, pasture and water quality monitoring, salinity risk assessment and biodiversity monitoring. In the Cape Campaspe catchment group alone, an excess of $6 million in Landcare funds was expended on projects over ten years in the late 1990s. Bob was responsible for the application of these funds, as well as for oversight on projects and reporting back to government. His relationships with producers gave the projects real credibility among the landholder community and within the funding bodies.