A life-long resident of mainland Australia, I discovered the joys (and challenges) of bushwalking in Tasmania in the late 1970s.

The glorious wild terrain and wonderful landscapes became embedded in my psyche and there were quite a number of return journeys over the ensuing three decades to different locations, before my knees started to become argumentative.

The overwhelming impression I gained that here were vistas and panoramas and ecosystems which had to be protected and preserved for ever. Whilst most of my walking was in National Parks, I also became aware that there were many other areas outside of such Parks which warranted protection and which were an integral part of the larger whole.

I don’t really recall how I first became aware of the fledgling Tasmanian Land Conservancy quite some years ago, but its stated aims and then ways of operating struck an immediate chord and I have supported them piecemeal ever since.

But now the time has come to put something more permanent into place…and this is it.

To give to the TLC Foundation through the Peter Lemon Fund, please click here. To select the Peter Lemon Fund, please click the drop down arrow beside the TLC Foundation in the ‘Transaction Details’. Your support enables the TLC to continue protecting and managing nature in Tasmania.

Banner image: Five Rivers Reserve. Credit: Grant Dixon