The Landcare Hero Honour Roll
The Landcare Hero Honour Roll seeks to promote, acknowledge and celebrate the considerable contributions of those who have been involved in Landcare for 25 years or more. If you would like to share your experiences or know someone who deserves to be celebrated, make your nomination today.
Bill and his wife Jane run Gum Creek Station in the Finders Ranges, 500km north of Adelaide. Bill has been a leader in soil conservation, landcare, natural resources management and community development. His achievements have been at his own property, local, regional and state levels. From this service he has gained a unique understanding of landcare, NRM and outback issues, winning the respect of landholders around the state.
Bill was appointed to the SA Soil Conservation Advisory Committee in 1986 and played a lead role in negotiating establishment of soil conservation boards across the pastoral region of SA. Bill continued his service on the SA Soil Conservation Council for 14 years, including 8 years as chairperson, contributing during an important period while new natural resources management legislation was being developed.
Between 2005 and 2010 Bill served as a member of the SA Arid Lands NRM Board and in 2013 concluded 25 years membership of the Outback Communities Authority and its predecessor, the OACDT, including 17 years as Chairperson.
In 2007, he was awarded an AM “for service to conservation and environment, particularly through the advancement of natural resource management practices and conservation initiatives, and to remote area communities in South Australia”.
Gum Creek Station is living proof of the McIntosh commitment to the sustainable use and care of their environment.