Forestry Australia, the peak organisation representing over 1,000 professional and scientific forest land managers and growers in Australia is celebrating the critical role of forests in sustainable production and consumption for Australians, and millions of people across the world.
As part of International Day of Forests, Forestry Australia is shining a light on the importance of forest science, and the skilled, experienced forest managers, growers and professionals who drive positive sustainable forest outcomes across the country. Rayna Barr, Midway Logistics Admin and Compliance Manager in Western Australia, said ensuring forests could be enjoyed by generations to come was an important outcome of active forest management.
“I have had a varied career in forestry, from native forest management in New Zealand, to pine log export in Western Australia and Safety and Environmental Compliance with Midway.
“Throughout this career I have learned that active management of forests provides us with an opportunity to improve forest health, ensuring that my children will be able to continue to use them and enjoy them in the future, just as we enjoy them now as a family.
“Managing forests to ensure they are resilient to fire, drought and disease, and open and available for the community to enjoy should be everyone’s goal.”
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012.
The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests, with this year’s theme “Forests and sustainable production and consumption”.