Brett Krause

Tully, Queensland

Forest builder, community champion

Brett grew up in South Eastern Queensland, where his parents operated a sawmill. His early experiences in the forests and mill inspired him to plant trees – and on a large scale. Believing direct action comes from leading by example, Brett is on mission to plant 20,000 native trees on unused and degraded land. He will use the Miyawaki system of intensive forest building, which involves planting different tree species closely in large pits. Working with volunteers, he plans to build a forest for the community while creating habitat for endangered and threatened species. In the process, a creek that flows to the Great Barrier Reef will be rehabilitated.