Authors: Trevor Best
Publication: New Zealand Journal of Forestry, Volume N.Z.J.For. 2019, Issue N.Z.J.For. 64(4) 2020, pp 2, Jan 2020
Publisher: New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Abstract: I have two memories pertinent to this editorial. One is that the starting point of all adventures is to understand the lay of the land upon which the adventure will take place. That probably came from Lord Baden Powell, founder of the Scout Movement. The second is that the development of any management plan starts with understanding what it is that is being managed. There are no prizes for guessing where that comes from. For foresters, it is one of those things done without thinking. It’s a given. So, my intention with this first editorial is to take a moment to reflect on the purpose of a professional journal, introduce the taonga to be found within this edition, and finish with a plea for more of the same.
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