Queensland’s vegetation mapping completed!

On Tuesday 30 May Minister Leanne Enoch announced the completion of the mapping of Queensland’s vegetation types, after a scientific initiative extending over 28 years.

The significance of this project as a foundational plank of Queensland’s infrastructure is difficult to exaggerate. Natural resource mapping is an input to the planning of a wide range of public sector, business and civil society projects. The value of information of this kind ripples through the economy in many more ways than simply supporting conservation planning.

Congratulations are due to a number of public-spirited scientists from a range of disciplines for investing their time and skills in this project. We salute you! We also give credit to successive Queensland Governments for allowing them the budgets and intellectual space to fulfil this mission.

Member and Past President Paul Sattler OAM has written of the origin of the regional ecosystem program in his memoirs, published on this website. Paul as a prime mover of the project was invited to deliver an address at the launch following Ministers Leanne Enoch and Dr Steven Miles – published here. Further information is available on our Science Library page.