Speaker Profile


Tim Johnson
Project Officer, Wildlife Coordinator
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Wildlife response in bushfires: lessons from the Black Summer of 2019-20 in NSW, Australia.

[:en]Tim Johnson has worked in natural resource management for over 15 years across the private and public sectors, specialising in environmental impact assessment and natural resource management. Since graduating with an environmental science degree at the University of Western Sydney in 2004, Tim completed further studies in river restoration, conservation land management, native vegetation and wildlife management. Prior to his current role, Tim worked as a planner with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) for two years, working on the strategic plan for the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Prior to joining NPWS, Tim spent seven years as the Natural Resources Team Leader at Fairfield City Council; coordinating a team of three, a community nursery and a natural resource management program with a budget of approximately $1 million a year. At council, Tim worked with community groups and wildlife carers to manage the Cabramatta Creek flying fox colony, including developing protocols to reduce mortality during heat stress events. Tim worked his first season as a firefighter with the NPWS in 2019/20.[:]