- Bachelor of Park Management
- Diploma of Natural Resource Management
Steve has over 17 years’ experience in horticulture, revegetation, landscaping, sustainable land management and delivery of professional services across Gippsland and Melbourne.
Prior to partnering up with Gabe Marsden, Steve was running Baw Baw Native Plants where he honed his skills in seed collection, plant propagation, environmental weed control and other land management services. Initially focusing on terrestrial and riparian environments, he developed over time a passion for wetland systems; both natural and constructed.
Steve started his career with the Department of Primary Industries as it was known back then, working with landholders to develop and implement sustainable land practices on their farms. He developed skills in project management, consultation and facilitation which were vital learnings when he ventured in to starting up his business.
Steve’s interest for natural and constructed riparian and wetland systems emanates from his passion for fishing. As well as running the everyday operations of Habitat Creations, Steve finds time to wet a line and write about it. He has been freelance writing for the Victoria & Tasmania Fishing Monthly Magazine since 2007 and for a number of national and local publications.