Pic 1: Says Pete Godfrey: Going to this place made my heart sink each time. I have been there about 6 times now, taking notice of changes over the rainy season and of the regrowth. Of which there is very little. This was old growth forest, very poor because of the steep slopes and little soil but still an incredibly beautiful area. The whole Dazzler report runs to 123 pages and is pretty dry with lots of correspondence with the forest practices board and science reports on siltation, geomorphology, soils, and landslips. It is a landslip prone area and has two documented landslips within 1.5 kilometres of where the photo was taken.
Pic 2: Chudleigh coupes:
Pic 3: Fire:
And, from Dave Groves: Rosevears inversion, late April:
Rowella, late April:
And, what the Wilderness Society says about Evan:
MEDIA RELEASE 6th June 2006
FORESTRY TASMANIA CHANGE OF GUARD PRESENTS A POSITIVE CIRCUIT BREAKER
Today’s announced departure of Forestry Tasmania’s head Evan Rolley is a circuit breaker that allows Tasmania to move away from destroying oldgrowth forests and wilderness areas, The Wilderness Society said.
“We welcome the opportunity that Mr Rolley’s departure gives for a major change in forest policy and for Tasmania to stop the destruction of unique oldgrowth forests and wilderness areas,” said The Wilderness Society spokesperson Vica Bayley.
“Mr Rolley has overseen the Tasmanian timber industry’s increasing dependence on export woodchipping and taxpayer subsidies. The new leader will hopefully take a new direction.”
“The woodchip industry is in crisis and is barely surviving thanks to massive taxpayer subsidies that prop up oldgrowth logging at a time when it is becoming economically unviable.”
“Forestry Tasmania has over 100, 000 hectares of plantations at its disposal and we need the new leadership to ensure these logs are processed in Tasmania by mills such as Auspine and Paperlinx, rather than be exported,” concluded Mr Bayley.