Nature Conservation Margaret River Region has a clear vision for the Margaret River region - A healthy and biodiverse natural environment supporting the livelihoods and lifestyles on which our community depends.
Our mission is to work with the community to protect and preserve the natural environment of the Margaret River region on behalf of present and future generations.
After completing PhD research at Monash University Boyd pursued a career in environmental science in WA as an academic, educator and environmental manager for the Department of Defence. Since retiring to Margaret River in 2011 he contributes his time, passion and expertise to Nature Conservation and Birdlife WA.
Chair of South West Development Commission 2011-17 Stuart previously headed various government agencies, including Transperth, the Department of Transport, and Department of Marine and Harbours. He also served as a commissioner of the WA Planning Commission, Chair of the National Transport Commission and Chair of the East Perth Redevelopment Authority.
Steven is a lawyer, mediator, businessman, & master of ceremonies. The Castan family moved from Melbourne and settled in Margaret River several years ago after being entranced by the beauty of the Margaret River Region. Steven is the current President of the Margaret River Chamber of Commerce & Industry, as well as being an avid bird photographer & nature enthusiast.
A retired farmer and businesswoman Margaret is a long-term Margaret River resident and a founding member of the Cape to Cape Catchments Group (now Nature Conservation). She is currently President of the SW Capes Branch of the Wildflower Society of WA.
Former Premier of Western Australia (1990 – 93), Member for Fremantle in House of Representatives (1994-2007) and Minister for Human Services and Health (1994-96), Chair of the Australian Heritage Council (2010-2016), Director of the Centre for the Study of Social Change in the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia and President of the Conservation Council of WA (current). Carmen now has a bush retreat in the Margaret River region and visits regularly.
John returned to his Margaret River roots over 15 years ago after education in Perth and has worked and lived to protect and enhance the Margaret River region environment and is currently Coordinator of Environmental Services for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.
Steve is currently Operations Group Manager for the Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association and has a background in education, commerce, local and state government.
Effective solutions to today’s increasingly complex environmental challenges are invariably a product of resources and capabilities drawn from multiple sources. Nature Conservation seeks to leverage the strength of the regional community by raising awareness, inspiring commitment and empowering action on behalf of the environment.
To this end it develops and nurtures a diverse network of supporters within the Margaret River region. This includes strong grassroots support from individuals and local businesses , teams of dedicated volunteers and citizen scientists, a network of strategic partnerships as well as collaborative working relationships with federal,state, and local government agencies.
The strength of this network is such that Nature Conservation has capabilities greater than the sum of its parts.