About Us

Pioneers in Landscape Restoration

Cassinia has been a leader in landscape restoration and biodiversity protection since 2004. We deliver projects which restore, reconnect and protect Australia’s natural systems; endeavouring to see all of Australia’s national parks reconnected through biodiversity-based revegetation projects. We also seek to incorporate conservation management into agricultural systems, creating landscapes which are both productive and ecologically resilient.

In the past 18 years we have delivered over 105 landscape-scale projects across four states, and in the process become Trust for Nature’s largest covenantor. This means that we have permanently protected almost 30,000 acres (12,000 hectares) of our continent’s unique environment – more than any other organisation in Victoria.

We exist to assist other businesses to develop projects which heal the planet, and collaboratively work to develop solutions in Carbon, Biodiversity Protection and Sustainable Agriculture.

Our Team

Who We Are

Paul Dettmann

CEO & Founder

Nathan Smith

Chief Operations Officer

Ray De Mack

Farm Manager

Mary Wildemast

People & Culture Manager

Kirrily McKay

Finance Manager

Laura Henderson

Landscape Operations Coordinator

Josephine Rutledge

Project Manager

Kim Cornford

Landscape Operations Manager

Greg Stone

Greg Stone

NSW Project Manager

Chris Lunardi

Revegetation Manager

Ben McKenzie

Agriculture Projects Coordinator

Pat Byrne

NatureLab (R&D Coordinator)

Nick Lewis

Environmental Markets

Adeline Chew

Monitoring & Data

Sarah LePage

North American Partnerships

Josh Smith

aTree Coordinator

Our Vision and Purpose

Our vision is for healthy, connected and productive landscapes where people and nature flourish. 

Our purpose:

  • To protect and manage 30% of landscapes for nature
  • To restore degraded landscapes
  • To reconnect remnant vegetation throughout the landscape
  • To establish sustainable agricultural systems
  • To reconnect people to natural landscapes

Who we work with