Well, wood is a very important resource in Australia, and we need it for building houses, our power poles, our paper, and I like knowing that we're doing it the right way.
It's good to know that it's coming from a sustainable source.
As Forest Ranger, there's a lot of bushwalking and getting outside, communicating with stakeholders, monitoring our harvesting systems.
Our role, I think it's pretty critical that we support ongoing industry.
I started out in 2005 as a General Forest Worker, planting trees and spraying weeds.
Now, everything is done on a tablet. A day at work for me currently is getting to work, receiving a lot of phone calls and helping out staff members, day-to-day issues with anything from a tablet to computer system or general operational stuff.
Because you overcome one challenge and there's another one waiting right around the corner.
So, you're always learning something new. That's probably why I like the role so much.
My day can vary quite a lot throughout the week. Some days, I'm in the office all day. Other days, I'm collaborating with my peers, might do some training.
We can be flying drones or we can be monitoring the silo area. We can spend days in the bush, we can spend a whole week in the bush and often, we can be camping as well. That's a really cool, team-bonding kind of moment.
You're just always working with a great bunch of people, who really makes the work life really, really enjoyable.
I've got to see a lot of Queensland that I wouldn't have normally seen. Not many people get to experience that kind of stuff.
It's really important to me that when we are harvesting, we're doing it properly and we're doing it sustainably and that we're not damaging the environment, we're managing it and we're helping it regenerate, so we can come back and we can have these forests in the next 50, 100, 200 years.