On the 11 June Council meeting we allocated responsibilities for different portfolios to Council members. These are outlined below. If you have ideas or would like to help, I encourage you to contact Council members – this can be done through firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Sections - Peter Hill
CPD - Patrick Milne
Membership - Bridget Fraser
Journal - Euan Mason
Handbook - Euan Mason
Web - Jonathan Dash
Chair, Registration Board - Peter Casey
Council Liaison on Conference 2019 - Euan Mason
Submissions - Murray Parrish and Bridget Fraser
Advocacy and Brand - David Evison
Treasurer - Kent Chalmers
Secretary - Jess Brown
Vice-President - Peter Hill
Liaison with Subcommittees Special Interest Groups and other key relationships
Valuation Working Party - Jess Brown
Forest Policy Project - Murray Parrish
Fellows - Euan Mason
Fire Committee - Peter Hill
NZIF Foundation - David Evison
Education - Patrick Milne
Science - Jonathan Dash
Royal Society - Jonathan Dash
Future Foresters - David Evison
At the last Council meeting on 30th July in Wellington, Council considered a number of proposals for projects to deliver additional benefits to members. I would like to mention a couple of the project areas already underway (others will also be highlighted in further editions of the newsletter, as they are defined and approved).
I am increasingly dubious about the government meeting its One Billion Tree planting programme. This is particularly because so much of the planting (including replanting) will need to occur in small woodlots which will be playing such a vital role in our harvesting over the period of the programme. In some regions, for example Northland and Wellington, woodlots will make up to 40% of the harvest much of which is planted post-1990 and not requiring replanting under New Zealand’s Emission’s Trading Scheme.
When I first considered the impediments to planting, my list was relatively short – finance, labour, seedlings and land. Now it would seem there are also high risk sites (under both health & safety, if the head of WorkSafe is to be believed, and the red zone in the National Environmental Standards-Plantation Forestry) but also a range of other factors I hadn’t even considered.
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