30 results for tag: Old Growth Logging


Toolangi State Forest: Three in court over anti-logging protests

BY NATALIE KOTSIOS 06 Sep, 2011 04:00 AM http://www.maroondahweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/toolangi-state-forest-three-in-court-over-antilogging-protests/2281413.aspx THREE people charged at protests over logging at Sylvia Creek in Toolangi State Forest have appeared in court. The three activists, including Healesville environmentalist Steve Meacher appeared before Seymour Magistrates Court last week in relation to their role at the protests last month. They have been charged by Department of Sustainability and Environment prosecutors with failing to leave a public safety zone when requested by an authorised officer, performing an ...

Lend a hand, possums

By Kath Gannaway | 19th July 2011 02:00:26 AM http://www.starnewsgroup.com.au/mail/mountain-views/301/story/137137.html Protesters braved icy cold rain to draw attention to what they say is destruction of high-conservation forest that will sound the death knell for the endangered Leadbeater's Possum. DSE officers were re-checking logging coupes in Toolangi on Monday to confirm no Leadbeater's Possum habitat was being destroyed. The visit came after around 100 people protested on Sunday at the first of two logging coupes to be clear-felled on Sylvia Creek Road under the current VicForests Timber Release Plan (TRP) allocations. The group included ...

Protesters march to save Vic forest

Link to video: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-07-18/protesters-march-to-save-vic-forest/2798004 Updated July 18, 2011 08:42:48 Local residents and environmentalists have protested at Sylvia Creek north-east of Melbourne in the hope of preventing mountain ash trees from being cut down. (Catherine Garrett) Source: 7pm TV News VIC | Duration: 1min 38sec

Protesters try to stop logging of old forests at Sylvia Creek

Jessica Craven From: Herald Sun July 18, 2011 9:37AM http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/protesters-try-to-stop-logging-of-old-forests-at-sylvia-creek/story-fn7x8me2-1226096620172 UPDATE 12.21pm: CONSERVATIONISTS will try to halt a controversial logging operation northeast of Melbourne today. Protesters will walk into the logging exclusion zone at Sylvia Creek, near Toolangi, in a bid to stop logging work. Luke Chamberlain, spokesman for The Wilderness Society, said protesters wanted to stop the destruction of one of the few old forests in the area to survive the Black Saturday bushfires. "Logging must stop once anyone's on the site," ...

Rare possum ‘in trouble’

Adam Carey  July 23, 2011 http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/rare-possum-in-trouble-20110722-1ht5y.html The Leadbeater's possum will probably only last for another 30 to 40 years. Photo: Steven Siewert LOGGING has begun in native forest north-east of Melbourne that environmentalists claim is home to the endangered Leadbeater's possum. VicForests, the Victorian government's commercial forestry arm, began logging 19 hectares of forest at Sylvia Creek Road in the Toolangi State Forest yesterday. The Department of Sustainability and Environment has been ''rechecking'' the logging coupe this week, following protests by anti-logging groups, to see ...

Fears for possum’s fate

BY CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS 03 May, 2011 12:00 AM http://www.maroondahweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/fears-for-possums-fate/2149897.aspx AN ecology expert has warned that Victoria's fauna emblem, the Leadbeater's possum, is under threat from proposed logging in some Yarra Ranges forests.Australian National University ecology professor, David Lindenmayer, said he "can't believe" that areas across central Victoria with significant numbers of the threatened possum were being targeted for logging. He backed Yarra Ranges Council's opposition to VicForests' plans to log 20 coupes near conservation reserves that protected threatened species. The plan ...

VicForests cleared on claims

December 8, 2010 - BY ADAM MORTON  http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/vicforests-cleared-on-claims-20101207-18odq.html THE Victorian government's timber arm, VicForests, has been cleared of allegations it illegally logged old-growth forest and increased risk to a threatened species in the central highlands. Green group My Environment accused VicForests of felling pre-1900 ash eucalypts and failing to protect habitats vital for the survival of Leadbeater's possum, the Victorian faunal emblem. An Australian National University scientist commissioned by the Department of Sustainability and Environment assessed one stump considered representative of ...

Hello possum, you’re an emblem of extinction

Adam Morton - October 2, 2010 http://www.theage.com.au/environment/conservation/hello-possum-youre-an-emblem-of-extinction-20101001-1614u.html IT IS not every day you get a chance to make an animal extinct twice. According to scientists, Victoria is steadily working on it. Leadbeater's possum, a marsupial endemic to native forest on Melbourne's fringe, was declared extinct in the 1950s, apparently wiped out by agricultural land-clearing around the Bass River in South Gippsland. It was rediscovered near Marysville in 1961 - an event considered so momentous it was chosen as one of the state's two faunal emblems. Its population peaked at about 8000 ...

VicForest charge

By Kath Gannaway - 6th July 2010 02:00:32 AM http://www.starnewsgroup.com.au/story/91185 MyEnvironment member Adam Menary says current forestry   A PRELIMINARY hearing into claims VicForests has illegally logged Leadbeater’s possum habitat in Toolangi will be heard at Ringwood Magistrates’ Court in August. Research group The Fauna and Flora Research Collective has brought criminal charges against the State Government’s forestry arm in what the collective and local environment groups are hailing as a “landmark legal case”. Solicitor acting on behalf of TFFRC, Vanessa Bleyer told the Mail VicForests had been charged on summons with offences ...

VicForests accused of felling old-growth mountain ash

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/vicforests-accused-of-felling-oldgrowth-mountain-ash-20100628-zf5o.html ADAM MORTON - June 29, 2010 THE Victorian government's forestry arm will face a legal challenge over claims it illegally logged old-growth forest and increased the risk to a threatened species. Environmental groups accuse VicForests of felling dozens of pre-1900 ash eucalypts, breaching the Central Highlands Forest Management Plan. An impending legal case will also claim the timber agency failed to protect habitats necessary for the survival of Victoria's threatened faunal emblem, Leadbeater's possum. Ecologist Jacques Cop, from ...