Brian Everingham, President Southern Sydney Branch
When Paul Barnes passed away in early 2015 we were given a glimpse of the record keeping of this extraordinary stalwart of the National Parks Association.
Paul Barnes kept such hand written notes, in his meticulous long hand, for every meeting, for every encounter, when he was on official duty in the name of his beloved National Parks Association. Each set of notes was carefully stapled in the top left hand corner and each set carried that famous monogram, PHB.
A description of two NSW state-wide vegetation maps and comments on their relevance to biodiversity assessment
Dr John Benson, Ecologist and member of National Parks Association of NSW
The recent comment on biodiversity decline in New South Wales canvassed that unreliable vegetation mapping could compound deficiencies in recently enacted biodiversity regulations. After the change of government in New South Wales in 2011, it appears a decision was made for NSW to adopt maps in biodiversity regulations replacing previous on-ground site assessment and property planning. This transition to maps raises challenges because unlike a google street map, vegetation maps contain errors leading to significant uncertainty in site-based land-use decisions.