Stories from the Field - Vegetation Surveys and Mapping in Barool National Park
Monday, 15 January, 2018
Our teams travel far and wide to undertake their work. In November of last year, Marty, Gordo and Lachlan were lucky enough to be working on vegetation survey and mapping in Barool National Park for NPWS. Barool National Park is located across the boundary of the NSW Northern Tablelands and the NSW North Coast Bioregions. In the west the Park is over 1,100 m altitude, dropping very steeply (30-35 degree slopes) to approximately 250 m altitude in the east. Barool National Park also includes large areas of declared wilderness that are very rarely visited.
Among the highlights - camping under a stary sky, seeing quality old growth wet sclerophyll forest and rainforest, potentially finding a few new species (more on this later), putting 10-15km a day (and 1,000m+ elevation) on their legs each day and working with a stellar team.