By Rueben Hale, The West Regional Lifestyle, summer 2017.
Luke Bayley has devoted his life to restoring country under threat from irreversible degradation. The Bayley family were willing to travel from the other side of the country to restore a precious part of the WA Outback.
Mr Bayley thinks back to the feeling he had the first time he stood on a rocky outcrop at Charles Darwin Reserve near Perenjori.
A little over five years ago he was sent with his wife Fiona and children Tanami and Banjo to rejuvenate the lands of the reserve which had suffered from years of environmental neglect.
Luke Bayley at Charles Darwin Reserve.