Glenrac stalwart calls time

04th Jul 2023

One of the region’s most familiar faces is calling time on a selfless career serving the community and improving environmental outcomes in the Tablelands.
Dr Mahri Koch, project manager with GLENRAC, will be stepping into a well?deserved retirement after close to 20 years working in natural resource management in the region.
Since moving to the New England from Queensland in the 1990s, Mahri completed a Bachelor of Science and a PhD in Habitat and Population Ecology and has forged a reputation as an environmental and sustainability champion.
GLENRAC CEO Kylie Falconer says Mahri has been integral to the success of a number of projects which have been delivered across the district.
“Mahri is a passionate conservationist and her work across the includes providing refuges for location fauna, including the platypus, spotted tail quoll, Regent Honeyeater and wombat as well as endangered regional ecosystems”.
“The five year project to protect Little Llangothlin RAMSAR Wetland was led by Mahri and the success of the project saw international recognition by the RAMSAR Steering Committee in Geneva and also at the 2022 NSW Landcare Awards”.
The management committee and staff of GLENRAC thank Mahri for her immense contribution to natural resources and wish her well in her retirement.