Private Native Forestry at Pine Ridge
Norm Arkell runs beef cattle and boer goats on his property near Dubbo, in Central NSW. The drought has reduced the carrying capacity of Pine Ridge and he and his family have been hand-feeding their stock for more than two years.
With the help of Local Land Services, Norm was able to implement a harvest of his Private Native Forest and develop an additional income stream that helped pay for improved watering systems and fodder for his livestock.
“The Private Native Forest has been excellent because it has given us extra income we can use to feed stock during drought. The forest is a very important part of this property, I want it to be ongoing and sustainable right into the future for my sons.”
- Norm Arkell, owner, Pine Ridge