Frank is an experienced conservation advisor. He is currently assisting Matrix Approvals to review and develop policy settings that may be considered by the WA Government for conservation reserve planning in the Mid-West of WA. The particular focus that has been provided by Karara Mining is the identification of future mining areas in the Karara Block including an area of Mungada Ridge held by Karara Mining under M59/650.
Frank has worked as a consultant to industry and within government in the area of natural resources including mining, forests, catchments and flora since leaving the WA Government service. His main focus is conflict resolution over the use and management of natural resources – particularly mining developments and the conservation of biodiversity. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor (Environmental Sciences) at Murdoch University and chairs the Centre of Excellence for Climate Change Woodland and Forest Health at Murdoch University. His Degrees are MSc from Oxford, Dip Forestry from the Australian Forestry School Canberra and BSc from UWA.
Below is a link to a copy of a profile on Frank’s years in the WA Department of Forestry and Wildlife written by Roger Underwood.
Frank is also an accomplished water-colour painter and below are some examples of his work. Beautiful water colours of the WA landscape.
Munjina Gorge in Karijini National Park
Pyramid Hill Pilbara
Echidna Gorge Bungles
Karri Forest Pemberton