Associate Professor Singarayer Florentine has rebranded his 'ecological restoration' course as 'Landscape restoration and mine rehabilitation.' By making the course more practically oriented, student numbers this year have more than doubled from 13 to over 30. For the first time, engineers, geologists and people working with water authorities have joined the course.
The future for farm forestry would, indeed, seem to lie in integrating conservation and production, so that farm foresters and land managers can in turn rebrand themselves as custodians of the land.
Results from the uni's first plot monitoring exercise can be read on the Plot Monitoring page of this website. Plot designer Tim Simpson is pictured with course leader Singarayer Florentine on the left.
The student group who came to ImLal to undertake plot monitoring are pictured below.