Landscape Management Workshop 2005
Theme: “Landscape function: the biological components”
- Landscapes play a significant role in our lives
- “Biology” plays an integral part in that role
Whilst some may argue that climate and landscape function lie largely beyond our “circle of influence” this workshop was designed to deliver insight as to how some forces that shape micro-climate as well as the appearance of much of our landscapes lie very much within our “circle of influence”…
This year we made an effort to invite people with hands-on land-management experience from other regions… Our effort was rewarded with the small diverse and vibrant group of people that converged on Kachana for our fifth annual environmental workshop.
As with all Kachana Workshops, we let the land do much of the talking… while participants moved around as a group discussing the information we picked up…
The backdrop of buzzing flies and the stark nakedness of a Kimberly landscape recently ravaged by fire set the stage for a synergy that was unique:
- Differing messages of the land in different situations
- A visual elaboration of these messages through exposed soil-profiles
- The way in which Dr Judi Earl translated these messages into words we could all understand and relate to
Introductions, agendas, themes & subject matter of past workshops and new ideas were interwoven in a flexible program leaving much opportunity for participants to home in on particular topics or to pursue a particular issue at a “one to one” level.
Please find below links to more detailed information…
SOIL PROFILES: Please click here to view the soil-profiles prepared by Philipp Nauer, student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
FIRE EXPERIMENT: Please click here to view information of the September 2004 Fire-Experiment and the visible results observed one year later.
MILLENNIUM PROJECT: Latest data
THE NEW “KAN-DO EDUCATIONAL TOOL” A first direct result of this year’s workshop "Our ignorance is not so vast as our failure to use what we know." MKH
INVITATION TO CO-SPONSOR THE NEXT LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP