Mr Tim Johnson
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Tim Johnson has worked in natural resources management for fifteen years across the public and private sectors. Since graduating from his 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. Tim was part of the team responsible for delivery of the NSW government’s $1 million bushfire relief for wildlife rehabilitators program, leading the development of wildlife response training for firefighters and a trial of a televet service for wildlife. He is now working on implementation of recommendation 53 of the NSW Bushfire Inquiry, which aims to improve coordination and capability for wildlife response in bushfires. Prior to this, Tim worked on the Strategic Plan for the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and evaluation of national park programs as a planner with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). Prior to joining NPWS, Tim was the Natural Resources Team Leader at Fairfield City Council, coordinating a team of three, a community nursery and the council’s natural resource management program. During his time at council, Tim worked with community groups and wildlife carers to manage the Cabramatta Creek flying fox colony, including the development of protocols to reduce flying fox mortality during heat stress events. Tim worked his first fire season as a remote area firefighter in 2019-20.