Just over a month ago we had many groups out there in the backcountry, working away, putting something back in to the places they love. It had already been a pretty good summer for getting through another bundle of work on huts and tracks.
It would be unrealistic to expect life on the other side of a major world wide shock like to be unchanged. Economies and people's circumstances will change and some time needs to pass before we can see a path as clearly as we could a couple of months ago. It seems fairly certain that, as always, local communities and thinking locally will be an important part of the mix to put things back together. Many of the people involved in the work we have been getting done over the past few years have been pretty good at that and will hopefully be useful links in a bigger puzzle.
Like most people still working in our bubbles, we will, over the next few weeks, try to keep things as normal as possible. Any outstanding grant claims will continue to be paid out, websites and social media will continue to be updated, annual performance reports published and planning for the next bundle of work will continue. And hopefully by the next newsletter life will be starting to look a bit clearer as to the path ahead.