forestry

  • Better management needed by government to reduce bushfire risk

    Etiketter: Wood
    Pressure is mounting on State governments to better manage national parks through hazard reduction burning and selective logging, to avoid a repeat of the bushfire crisis sweeping the nation. Fires yesterday in extreme conditions continued to threaten areas in south eastern NSW, eastern Victoria and Kangaroo Island. And it has already been reported that the NSW government will consider stripping land management and hazard reduction responsibilities from “conservationist” environmental agencies. / Timberbiz
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  • NSW state funding of $20m for softwood roadworks

    Etiketter: Wood
    A $20.35 million road funding grant applied for by the Softwoods Working Group (SWG) under the NSW Government’s Growing Local Economies Program has been successful. SWG Chair Peter Crowe said the grant was tremendous news for the regional economy. / Timberbiz
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  • Federal Labor at odds with Victorian Labor on forestry

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Federal Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Resources Joel Fitzgibbon has strongly backed Victoria’s native forest industries as sustainable, this is at odds with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews who plans to shut it down. / Timberbiz
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  • Jubilee at the Green Triangle Timber industry Awards

    Etiketter: Wood
    OneFortyOne’s Jubilee Sawmill has been recognised for its commitment to the timber industry with the Supreme Timber Industry Award at the Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards (GTTIA). / Timberbiz
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  • South African Forestry Sector Makes Chainsaw Training Safer With Virtual Reality

    Etiketter: Forestry
    In a world first, trainee chainsaw operators will soon be able to use a virtual reality (VR) application to test their theoretical knowledge and hone their skill in a simulated timber plantation. / Forestry South Africa
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  • Victorian opposition opens community consultation in Gippsland

    Etiketter: Wood
    Young people in Gippsland came together last week for a regional symposium on the future of our forests. Organised by Shadow Assistant Minister for Public Land and The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath, the day was an opportunity for young Gippslanders to have their say on the future management of the state forests. / Timberbiz
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  • Forestry South Africa launches new infographic for Arbor Month

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Sunday, September 1st saw the launch of National Arbor Month by Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Ms Maggie Sotyu in Port Elizabeth. This year's theme is Forests and Sustainable Cities. / Forestry South Africa
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  • Vic Government cancels community consultation on code for timber

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The Victorian State Government has cancelled its community consultation process into reforms to the code of practice for timber production. State Environment Minister Lily D’Ambosio took the odd step of announcing the community engagement on the code through a release on Twitter. / Timberbiz
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  • Slowdown in woodchips impacts the Green Triangle

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    A predicted slowdown in the export woodchip market is having an impact on the Green Triangle economy with reports of lay-offs and cuts in operating hours in harvesting and haulage sectors. / Timberbiz
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  • IPCC report relies on forestry for change

    Etiketter: Forestry
    An intergovernmental report on climate change released late last week highlights the need for a whole-of-landscape approach to tackling climate change, and the vital role the agriculture and forestry sector can play in reducing emissions and storing carbon, according to Climate Proofing Australia (CPA). / Timberbiz
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