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Changing of the guard in the Alps

Thursday 21 November, 2013

A changing of the guard has taken place at the Parks Victoria Bright office with alpine stalwart Peter Jacobs handing over the baton to newly appointed North East District Manager Ty Caling.

Peter Jacobs has enjoyed a stellar career within Parks Victoria with a number of key senior management positions including Chief Ranger / District Manager of the Alpine District since 2005.

"Peter will be missed as he begins to embark on his next life adventure", said Parks Victoria Regional Director- East Andrew Marshall. "He should be proud of his illustrious career with Parks Victoria stemming over 30 years as it led to many achievements including Alpine National Park management planning, Centenary celebrations of Mount Buffalo National Park, environmental and conservation programs, emergency management including bushfires and floods, and major tourism initiatives such as Bogong Alpine Way and the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing.

"However, I think one achievement particularly noteworthy was his work in establishing the Victorian Alps and East Gippsland Traditional Owner Reference Group, along with Australian Alps Traditional Owner Reference Group".

"As we look forward to the future, I am excited to announce our newly appointed North East District Manager, Ty Caling who has significant operational and planning experience with a range of organisations including Parks Victoria, Queensland Parks and Wildlife, Department of Environment and Primary Industries and CFA", said Mr Marshall.

Ty has recently moved with his wife and three children to Bright to ensure they are immersed in the Alpine lifestyle, landscape and culture.

"I am delighted by the opportunity to work and live in North East Victoria with its amazing landscapes, significant natural and cultural heritage and incredible recreational opportunities", said Mr Caling. "To be working with a team of highly experienced and passionate people, not only within Parks Victoria but with our partner organisations and communities is quite exciting".

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