In todays age, conservation is what binds the fabric of our environment together and ensures its redevelops and regains its inherit symbiotic mechanisms by design.
With over 30,000 hours in the bush, the principles of conservation and sound land management practices are an integral facet of Back to the Bush and something every Australian must uphold. We champion and promote the principles of conservation work which can range from picking up litter everywhere you go to sustainable land management practices utilised by farmers. Depending on who you ask, land management comes in many shapes, sizes and ideals, and is now heavily consumed by politics and subjective and scientific bias.
There are many ways we conserve and protect the environment. We voluntarily participate in several programs both directly and indirectly through other organisations and agencies to conduct conservation works.
We believe conservation is fun (albeit frustrating at times) and can have a positive physical and mental impact on those dedicating their time to protect our environment and rehabilitate it.
Our goal is to highlight the different methods of land management since colonial times and allow you to draw your own conclusions.
We heavily promote conservation work and the love of nature. Outdoor enthusiasts and bush users can all execute small tasks of conservation through what we set by example. We must all be custodians to the principles of conservation and ensure we leave little or no trace when we visit sensitive environments across Australia.
For over 15-years we have surveyed at length most of NSW’s national parks, reserves and private bushland, and documented varying characteristics of the Australian bush and its diverse environments on foot, snowshoes, skis, boats, canoes and by four-wheeldrive. We also viewed the terrain from the air in helicopters and light aircraft. We have engaged with experts from a diverse background of fields and sciences and participated in years of land management work on private land.
Conservationists and the practice of conservation, as well as the diverse scientific hypothesis that underpin conservation must be irrevocably free of politics.
Every person has a duty to preserve, protect and live sustainably. We champion these values and hope we can guide others into the practice.
Every Australian must champion the core values of conservation to preserve our unique natural assets for future generations.
Because once they’re gone, they’re gone forever.