Logging Van Diemen's Land

McGhee, Karen
November 2004
Ecos;Nov/Dec2004, Issue 122, p26
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The article discusses the forestry in Tasmania. The biggest issue in Tasmania is conversion, the clearing of native forests to plant plantations. Beside poisoning and old-growth logging, there are several other strong criticisms about the way forestry operates in Tasmania. There are more and more impacts on those high conservation value forests that were recognized some time ago but weren't protected. Some exploitation of native forests will need to continue in Tasmania until the plantation estates grow enough to meet the state's markets for wood and wood products, or local logging communities find alternative revenue sources.


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