Because they've been approving our use of the areas for years, presumably on the basis that they already DID understand. Maybe we should have been more ambitious.
Ranger: excuse me, what are you people doing?
Orienteers: setting up a weed plantation. It's gonna be sweet.
Ranger: umm....you can't do that, for several reasons.
Orienteers: nah, it's cool. We have approval for orienteering, see? We have a map of the plantation and everything. *waves paper*
Ranger. Oh. Well that's a very nice map. Carry on then.
Such a nice map that it appears your control sites will be miles* away from any weddings which may happen to be booked in the vicinity...
*approximately 0.01 miles, that is.
Good luck with DSR!
it is not DSR that is the problem, they are advocating for us and are part of a government committee with DBCA, WCorp and others to manage recreation access in the catchment. There is lots of politics around access as I am sure there is in other jurisdictions, I can give a brief overview of the situation in Canberra at the conference if people are interested.
I have never seen a wedding in the Helena Catchment, but I am sure it has happened
There has been one in UWA during an event. Lots of upset people one that occasion! Control was basically at the altar :)
Don't people know not to organise weddings around orienteering?