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Effects of timber harvesting on water yield from mountain ash forests

The effect of timber harvesting on water yield from mountain ash forest has been studied for decades. It is topical because mountain ash forests supply a large amount of water to Melbourne, a city of more than 4 million people. … Continue reading

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Planning for unplanned fires, and the response of biodiversity

There is a report in today’s Age about the decline of Leadbeater’s possum in the face of fires and timber harvesting. Professor David Lindenmayer of the Australian National University notes that the situation is dire, and that timber harvesting should … Continue reading

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(Un)certainty of timber production

There is a new plan to provide longer term contracts for supplying timber from public native forests in Victoria. Part of this seems to involve moving responsibility for timber management from the Environment Minister to the Agriculture Minister. Some environment … Continue reading

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