"The past is never fully gone. It is absorbed into the present and the future. It stays to shape what we are and what we do." Sir William Deane, Governor-General of Australia, Inaugural Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture, August 1996.
This page will provide an overview about the ways in which we sought to understand the forests we were asked to manage.
Early assessments leading to use of aerial photos to satellite imagery etc.
The gallery below is made up of photos from a number of assessment jobs. It will be added to and resorted as more become available.
Eucalyptus porosa Photograph by Loraine Jansen, 2018 Creative Commons Licence CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
"Let us regard the forest as an inheritance, not to be destroyed or devastated, but to be wisely used, reverently honoured and carefully maintained. Let us regard the forest as a gift, entrusted to any of us only for transient care, to be surrendered to posterity as an unimpaired property, increased in riches and augmented in blessings, to pass as a sacred patrimony from generation to generation."
Baron Ferdinand von Mueller - Suggestions on the Maintenance, Creation and Enrichment of Forests (1879)