Howitt Society members recognise that the bush faces an immediate, intensifying and ultimately existential threat from large high intensity wildfire. In addition, multiple pest plants and an explosion of feral animal numbers adds further pressure to native flora and fauna, as do increasing and often conflicting demands for access and use. Finding the right balance is a real challenge and the Society believes that it can contribute significantly to land management policy and practice.
Our intent is that Society members will be available to provide views across many management issues and opportunities. In doing so we recognise the constraints and difficulties in achieving effective management and respect the responsibilities and legitimate interests of the many stakeholders.
Essentially the Society’s values are founded on:
- A concern for our natural heritage
- A need for healthy and safe landscapes
- Balanced conservation