The funding model for Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) is overly complicated for fire services and the model’s application is not fully reflective of the services being provided by FENZ. Nonfire incidents now account for a large and growing part of fire service activities in New Zealand.
New Zealand’s forest plantations provide a wide range of ecosystem services and non-timber benefits in addition to a financial return on investment from timber production. Most of these services are provided freely. The February issue has seven papers on the subject, including two from Scion that attempt to quantify the full value provided to society by describing the analytic methods used and by contrasting dairy and forestry on the same block of land. These environmental and social values can be greater than the financial return.
For more on the New Zealand Journal of Forestry see here
NZIF and IFA are pleased to announce a new award, the Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry all NZIF members.
The purpose of the award is to recognize the achievements of two outstanding young forest professionals in Australia and New Zealand. This award is to encourage engagement in and dedication to, the principles of sustainable forest management including policy, planning and practice, sound science based land stewardship. Awardees must be committed to public outreach and knowledge exchange focusing on the wise use and conservation of forests and the ecosystems that they encompass.
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