Currently on the Committee for Central Otago Lakes Forest and Bird:
Evan Alty (Chairperson)
Bruce Jefferies (Deputy Chairperson) : Bruce has worked extensively in the areas of biodiversity conservation and protected area planning and management, including 25 years with New Zealand’s National Park system as well as assignments in the Asia Pacific region.
In the 1970s he lived in Nepal, with his wife Margaret and their three children, providing technical support during the establishment phase for Sagarmatha National Park. This was followed during the 1980s when Bruce worked as the Chief Technical Advisor with the United Nations protected areas strengthening project, an assignment that provided opportunities to visit most of Nepal’s conservation areas.
Lesley Anderson (Treasurer)
Ben Goddard (Secretary)
Bosch Raich (Co-Secretary)
Ian (Mo) Turnbull: Mo and partner Jane moved to Lake Hawea in 2013, after retiring from the position of Principal Scientist with GNS Science in Dunedin, and 40 years as a geologist working throughout the South Island, the Subantarctic and Antarctica. While living on Otago Peninsula, Mo and Jane established a Conservation Covenant over regenerating forest; planted several woodlots as carbon sinks; and were involved in native forest regeneration projects. Mo also served as a Trustee of the Otago Peninsula Biodoversity Group for several years. He has been playing and working around the Southern Lakes since the 1960’s, and has tramped, climbed, fished and hunted in the Makarora area since childhood.
Mo has been involved with predator control projects for 20 years, and currently helps organise the Makarora trapping programme, coordinating the practical side and wrangling the catch record data. He also volunteers on other trapping programmes in the Upper Clutha, and at Te Kakano, with not enough time left for fishing, tramping, cross-country sking and snow shoeing, and hunting down wilding pines.