John Asquith: Land For Wildlife Program.
John is the Chairman of the Community Environment Network and the Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre at Terrigal. He has coordinated Land for Wildlife across NSW for the CEN since 22007. Prior to retirement he was an engineer in the utilities sector. His environmental activities began in the late 1960s when the campaign to Save Myall Lakes was in full swing against rutile sand mining. Over the years he has held many positions on NRM Boards, including Sydney Catchment Authority and the Hunter Central Rivers CMA, and in conservation organisations. This include ten years as Secretary of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.
The Land For Wildlife (LFW) Program is a voluntary property registration for landholders who wish to manage areas for biodiversity and wildlife habitat. LFW encourages and assists landholders to include nature conservation along with other land management objectives. The program is free for landholders to join and is not legally binding. Registration in the scheme will not change the legal status of a property. The Community Environment Network (CEN) facilitates and supports LFW in New South Wales in partnership with interested local organisations.
John has been involved in voluntary conservation most of his adult life. An engineer by training he is now retired and the Chairman of Community Environment Network and the Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre. He has co-ordinated Land for Wildlife in NSW and the ACT for CEN since 2007. He has contributed to reports on a Sustainable Campus for the Central Coast and held board positions in various natural resource management organisations.