Alleged and actual breaches by VicForests, DSE and Logging Contractors in Victoria

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#206 Logging of Pre-1900 Tree #910 (Toolangi, Victoria)

tree # 910

Breach Description:

#206 Logging of a Pre-1900 tree #910

Current status - Under investigation by the DSE

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#205 Inadequate Public Participation in Proposed TRP Amendments Process (Healesville, Victoria)

trp exec summary

Breach Description:

#205 In relation to the recent proposed TRP amendments by VicForests, MyEnvironment Inc submitted a request for more information so that an adequate TRP submission could be made, however this information has not been provided which breaches the requirements of the AFS standard in terms of meaningful stakeholder engagement.

Current status - Questions not answered

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#202- Proposed Logging of Old Growth Forest and # 203 Proposed Logging of Zone 1A Leadbeaters Habitat (Toolangi, Victoria)

google earth detail of logging area

Breach Description:

#202 – There is a significant stand of old growth forest  that is proposed for logging on the current timber release plan (TRP)

#203 –  These forests are  Zone 1a Leadbeaters Habitat but they are scheduled for logging.  This is also evidenced by that fact that the coupe is only approximately 1.6 km from an ANU Leadbeaters monitoring site further indicating that this is its likely range

Current status - one coupe logged and the other scheduled and planned to be logged following current prescriptions

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Greens hail win on logging

ENVIRONMENTALISTS are claiming a landmark victory after the Supreme Court upheld a ban on logging of old-growth forest in hotly disputed parts of East Gippsland. By Adam Morton The Age August 12 2010

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$50 million dollar Fuel Breaks - And how did they perform on Feb 7?


fireline final2

A precautionary measure or a political stunt? The jury is out on whether this fuel break is anything more than timber grab?

The question now - Were these $50 million timber hauling exercises useful in protecting human life? Were the other 21 options on the list for government fire proofing investment more sensible, but perhaps less timber beneficial?

Who's asking the questions of government? $50 million for 600 kilometres of cleared forest and not a single reference to their usefulness.

Did the Government choose safety or political pantomime with a timber bonus?

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Forests NSW accused of breaching licence 50 times

THE State Government is investigating a logging operation overseen by its own authority, Forests NSW, that allegedly involved the destruction of native animal habitat and more than 50 breaches of its licence conditions.

BEN CUBBY- The Sydney Morning Herald

January 13, 2010
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