Matt Herring has worked on more than 850 farms in the Murray-Darling Basin as a wildlife ecologist over the past 17 years. His consultancy (Murray Wildlife)
is contracted by Landcare and other community conservation groups, as well as government and industry.
Matt is a strong advocate for working alongside farmers to unleash the conservation potential of private land and is passionate about the ideal of producing food and conserving biodiversity at the same time. The Bitterns in Rice Project epitomises that ideal, and his PhD at Charles Darwin University now centres on developing bittern-friendly rice farming in the New South Wales Riverina.