Ian has lived in Campbells Creek since 1990 and nearby in North Central Victoria since 1982.
- Terrestrial and riparian native vegetation management revegetation & restoration since 1980s at scales ranging from local to state-wide policy and from propagation to broad-acre revegetation research.Qualified Index of Wetland Condition assessor.
- Passion and enthusiasm for improving environmental condition through vegetation management.
- Information management professional.
Ian Higgins is the Deputy Chairperson of the Wetland Revival Trust.
Ian has been a keen naturalist since the mid-1980s and developed substantial expertise in plant identification, propagation and revegetation techniques and conservation management.
Based in north central Victoria, he has worked in post-mining restoration, riparian restoration, revegetation research, native vegetation management policy and represented the state government and the North Central CMA at national level.
In 2017, he was awarded the Australian Government Individual Landcarer of the year award in Victoria.
Since co-founding the Friends of Campbells Creek Landcare group in 2000, Ian has expanded on his local work begun in 1985 on this urban waterway and led the group to transform what was a weed infested eyesore into a well-loved community asset, now recognised by local government as worthy of on-going investment.