Creswick Forestry is rich in Colonial history. Dating back to the mid 1800's
John La Gerche was a self taught Forester who's hand written manuscripts would later become a model for forest management. He planted over 100,000 trees of various species both native and non native. Creswick Forest is a rich tapestry of Nature walks, Working pine plantation and Learning Centre.
European settlement has brought with it a diverse range of introduced species, both Flora and Fauna have dramatically change the landscape we see today while travelling this globe. A main component I have found is the Introduction of the Conifer. because of their fast growth and strong fibres, they have become a staple for settlement. Unfortunately because of there reproductive qualities, they are becoming increasingly threatening to the native habitats of all species.
North West of Byron Bay are a plethora of National Parks and State conservatories.
Back in the early to mid 19th Century the area was being heavily logged. A group of conscious individuals chained themselves to the machinery and blockaded the loggers efforts to destroy this beautiful country. an appeal was won and the land was declared national land. The state Government has since returned the lands titles to the indigenous owners the ( Wi-abul/Widjabul) to be the custodians of the land.