Penny Richards

Covenanted property: 50 acres of Damp Forest and Moist Shrubby Foothill Forest at Noojee in West Gippsland, which is part of a larger covenanted block of 265 acres called ‘Dingoes Den Forest’.

Interests: Penny is passionate about advancing measures to protect Victoria’s remaining remnant vegetation on private land and encouraging measures to appreciate, protect and enhance what remains.

Together with her partner John and neighbours, Penny enjoys managing the combined conservation covenanted bush and vegetation offset scheme as one block.

“We love to show interested people our block and hope to one day run environmental tours on our property.”

Bio: Penny is an environmental scientist with qualifications in Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Interpretation and Bushfire Planning.

Penny worked for the Victorian Environment Department for 35 years in a variety of roles, including environmental interpretation, Landcare, biodiversity, threatened species, weed management and bushfire risk planning.

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