Forest news

We must act to protect our forests before it's too late, opinion piece by Sigmund Jorgensen in The Age, 12 January 2018

"Lawless Logging: An investigation into breaches of the regulatory framework governing logging operations in Victoria" National Threatened Species Day, 7 September, 2017

"Greater gliders: fears of 'catastrophic' consequences from logging in Victoria.  Gliders listed as threatened by both state and federal governments, but they are not protected by legislation"  The Guardian, 7 Sept, 2017

"Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce proposes opening protected zones to logging to save Heyfield timber mill" ABC News, 27 March 2017

"Why reignite Tasmania's forest wars to produce logs no one will buy?" Lenore Taylor in The Guardian Sat 25 March, 2017

The Conversation Hour: Pulp and Timber. Tues 21 March 2017, 11:00 am.  "As the fate of the timber mill at Heyfield lies in the balance, and the CFMEU and logging workers protest on Spring Street, Jon Faine hosts a talkback forum on forestry, conservation, and logging in Victoria.  Joining him in the studio taking calls are Ross Hampton, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association, and Matt Ruchel, Executive Director of the Victorian National Parks Association.

David Lindenmayer says Australian Sustainable Hardwoods is gaming the system  ABC Radio Victoria.

"Long-awaited Leadbeater's possum review underway" Sam Darroch in Latrobe Valley Express, Fri 10 March 2017

VEAC's Conservation Values of State Forests Assessment Report, 7 March 2017.

"Heyfield timber mill plea misleading" David Lindenmayer, The Weekly Times, 1 March 2017

"Forests to play major role in meeting Paris climate targets", EurekaAlert, 27 Feb 2017