54 results for tag: VicForests


Gains hard to price

Published "Letter to Editor" Scroll halfway down link: http://www.theage.com.au/national/letters/companys-action-unconscionable-20110620-1gbqt.html VICFORESTS' David Walsh says that wood would have gone to waste had the trees killed or severely damaged in the 2009 bushfires not been harvested (''Call for inquiry as salvaged wood exported'', The Age, 20/6). What a profit-at-all-cost mentality. Leaving fire-killed or damaged trees standing is not a waste. They create structure in the regenerating forest, sheltering new growth and providing homes to badly affected wildlife. Leadbeater's possum, for example, will rely on the protection provided by ...

Council pounces on jobs

BY PHILIPPA WILLIAMS 09 Jun, 2011 12:00 AM http://www.latrobevalleyexpress.com.au/news/local/news/general/council-pounces-on-jobs/2190441.aspx A potential opportunity to bring the VicForest head office, and its 80 jobs, to the Valley has been pounced on by Latrobe City Council.  The State Government and VicForest may pull out of its plans to move the head office to the Yarra Valley, after the council boycotted locally-made Reflex paper. Concerns have been raised over the Maryvale Mill using material from native forests which environmental groups say is pushing the leadbeater's possum towards extinction. The Yarra Ranges Council moved a resolution ...

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 has credit extended

VicForests has credit extended Date: April 11 2011 http://www.theage.com.au/business/vicforests-has-credit-extended-20110410-1d9bp.html?skin=text-only Ben Butler THE financial woes of the state government's commercial forestry arm VicForests have deepened, with it forced to go back to Treasury for a bigger loan. VicForests' line of credit with Treasury has doubled in three years, from $12.5 million in 2009 to $25 million this year, as the company struggles with cash-flow problems. The deepening financial problems at VicForests follow the release of a report by forestry consultants URS, commissioned by Treasury, which found the company cannot ...