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There goes Lapoinya …

Dear John Powell,

Intended commencement of proposed road construction, harvesting and reforestation operations.

As a near neighbour or identified affected stakeholder, I am writing to formally advise you of Forestry Tasmania’s intention to commence road construction, harvesting and reforesting operations in an area of regrowth forest (coupe FD053A) that is part of Tasmania’s Permanent Timber Production Zone.

Subject to weather, contractor availability and the requirements of other roading, harvesting and fire fighting operations, road construction in this coupe is currently planned to commence in the second half of January 2016. Harvesting operations are planned to commence immediately after the road works are completed.

Our Forest Practices Plan for this coupe has been developed and certified in accordance with the requirements of the Forest Practices Code and our own internal procedures. These requirements and procedures seek to maintain or enhance important environmental and cultural values relating to flora, fauna, geomorphology, soil and water, cultural heritage and visual landscape.

The certified Forest Practices Plan also takes into account the input we have received from stakeholders. The certified FPP is available from our website at www.forestrytas.com.au/forest-management/3yp or from our local office.

We appreciate your input to our planning processes and understand that there will be some community members that are likely to remain opposed to the harvesting of this regrowth coupe. Forestry Tasmania has carefully considered each and every issue raised by interested stakeholders and has significantly reduced the provisional harvest area in response to these issues and to protect important forest values.

Forestry Tasmania is satisfied that this coupe can be sustainably harvested in a way that both contributes to our legislated wood supply obligations, and protects important forest values. Following harvest, this regrowth forest area will be regenerated as native forest for the benefit of future generations.

If you have any queries please contact me on XXX



on behalf of Forestry Tasmania

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  1. Chris

    January 6, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Chop it down, chip it ship it orf and Bob’s your auntie.

  2. Jack lumber

    December 19, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Re 10 Karl .. Sorry thought typos was my signature while generalisations where yours . Also oblique maybe even bizarre references that I’m sure as confounding for others as they are to me .

    i hope you get a swimming pool for Xmas . Frankly this banter is not productive for anyone in fact it actually devalues forums such as TT and to others and you …..mea culpa , so without your permission Karl , the last word will be yours . if you can not use , corruption , ,FSC , international , you get the gist …. Additional kudos .to you

    Your in anticipation

  3. Karl Stevens

    December 19, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    To those wanting to understand why Lapoinya must be sacrificed to the wood chip god, I recommend the Institute of Foresters directors page:


    As you see the acting CEO appears to be suffering from ‘amnesia’ with a non-existent CV.

    Australian foresters use ‘science’ to explain away the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs.

    Some of these foresters best work can be viewed on Google Maps. Check the upper Huon Valley Tasmania to see what I mean?

  4. John Powell

    December 19, 2015 at 4:57 am

    Peter, missed that interview but now the third time he has misled the public …
    Time for Minister Harriss and the Premier to man up and extoll Parliamentary virtues of telling the truth and retrench this unethical CEO. I am available to replace him.

  5. Karl Stevens

    December 19, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Jack lumber. I even put a Xmas typo in there just for you and you missed it.
    I agree with you re ‘Forestry Corruption’. It’s insignificant compared to professional foresters destroying the economy, the climate and the ecosystem simultaneously.
    Who cares if FT’s forest managers get a tree for nothing, sell it at a loss, but a swimming pool magically appears on their country estates?

  6. Jack lumber

    December 18, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Re 8. As always Karl you chase rabbits and make no sense . I have no idea what you are talking about and I wish you all the very best with your complaint .

    If I more time to waste I would have said less and you managed to get the C word in and everything else including , ” FSC , misinformation and propaganda . ”

    Are you referring to moi ? Gee I hope so as that is so off the mark you have no idea how funny that is .serious it is very funny and I’m sorry if that troubles you .

    Brilliant and again please let me know how you go


  7. Karl Stevens

    December 18, 2015 at 11:25 am

    jack lumber. I have submitted a full complaint to the Institute of Foresters Australia concerning the Victorian media liason unit.
    Using pseudonyms and real names, the IFA ‘propaganda machine’ has been carpet bombing forestry discussion forums for years with blatant industry-driven disinformation.

    Who would have guessed the most prolific pro-industry poster to this forum in the last 12 months doesn’t even live in Tasmania?
    He’s a fly-in-fly-out ‘quasi forester’ getting rich on habitat destruction, climate change and the theft of pubic resources.

    This raises important questions about the IFA using pseudo science to promote all forms of logging in Australia.
    The IFA is nothing more than an industry mouthpiece.

    In an era of catastrophic climate change, your systematic attacks on Australian conservationists is relentless and a disgrace.
    You have discredited Australian forest science and all Australian foresters.
    Your organisation has been steering the forestry debate from behind closed doors and pseudonyms for a long time.
    Your version of ‘forest science’ is a perversion of real science and you all know it.

    I believe the IFA is also responsible for the complete corruption of the state forestry authorities and FSC Australia.

  8. jack lumber

    December 17, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    re 6 Karl Im afraid I don’t understand the reference . Happy to discuss further more information please

  9. Karl Stevens

    December 17, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    jack lumber. It’s all plausible jack but how did the pine plantation get on your land?

  10. john hayward

    December 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Karl, #1, isn’t the only bedazzled one by FT’s wizardry.

    While making hundreds of millions of public dollars disappear without trace and almost without value recovery, they somehow manage to do it selling a public resource that costs them nothing.

    Now that native forests are globally recognised as priceless repositories of carbon as well as the aesthetic amenity that even Will and Co are hoping to capitalise, FT’s bid to become the fifth horseman of the Apocalypse is looking promising.

    John Hayward

  11. jack lumber

    December 16, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    re 1 KS as always you think the worst , you imply that there are” kickbacks ” . But I applaud you for not using the “C” .

    Im confident the GFC will survive , the forests will continue and life will go on .

    Is it economic , probably not , but that’s a outcome when the area managed for TPZ is reduced . There are not always optimal solutions .

    so FT , FPA , LC , MHA , SGS , FSC, AFS and lots of others did not see merit in your arguments ? OMG is this possible or plausible ??

  12. Pete Godfrey

    December 16, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    This morning (thursday 17th) Steve Whiteley was talking on ABC radio. He said that they had done a lot to appease the locals at Lapoinya.
    It appears that he will have to look out or someone will be applying soap to his tongue.
    He said that they had reduced the area of logging and widened the streamside reserves after listening to the locals.
    That is just crud.
    The original coupe was going to be 68 ha of which 30 ha was streamside reserves leaving a logging area of only 38ha. Then after talking to the locals they increased the size of the coupe to 90 ha and said they were only going to log 49.3 ha ( FPP 14/4/2015) of that. So lie no 1.
    The streamside reserves were increased because of the high erodibility of the soil and also the fact that there are active landslips in the coupe. Not to appease the locals at all.

  13. Chris

    December 16, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Clear felling like it happens in Indonesia. its criminaL and does not take into account a recent promise or two by the asbestos minister in Paris.
    Wake up Paul or resign.

  14. Karl Stevens

    December 16, 2015 at 9:26 am

    The letter refers to ‘legislated wood supply obligations’ which is a fabrication. The legislation (Forest Management Act 2013) defines ‘timber production zones’ but areas like Lapoinya are primarily used for wood chips, not timber.
    It’s normal for Forestry Tasmania and ‘impersonators of the Crown’ to deceive the Australian public.
    I’m convinced there is an elaborate ‘kickback mechanism’ in place due to the fact that harvesting always occurs at a loss while downstream sales always occur at a profit.
    You could predict tax avoidance and money laundering to be also present.

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