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FWPA Grower Research Advisory Committee

Following the restructured engagement process, FWPA has embedded a new grower-focused voluntary matching program within its operations, off the back of extensive industry consultation. Source: Timberbiz Over the last 18 months, a number of major growers have worked together to fund a
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Firefighters wanted by NSW Forestry Corp

In the wake of one of the Hunter’s worst fire seasons on record, the call has gone out for seasonal firefighters to help bolster local firefighting ranks during the coming summer months. Source: Maitland Mercury NSW Forestry Corporation is advertising locally for firefighters in
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Celebrating the return of traditional burning

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio joined Aboriginal Elders from the Dja Dja Wurrung community to hold a ceremony celebrating the historic return of traditional burning to their lands. Source: Timberbiz This year two traditional burns — thought to be t
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Regrowing Victoria’s State forests

Every year hundreds of millions of eucalyptus seeds are spread across Victoria’s State forests. The seeds are used to regrow areas that have been harvested to supply wood to Victoria’s timber industry. Source: Timberbiz Lachlan Spencer, VicForests General Manager Stakeholders and Plan
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Mechanical fuel load reduction trials power ahead

Mechanical elements of a trial aimed at improving forest management and reducing bushfire risks are nearing completion, with researchers now preparing for prescribed burns later this year. Source: Timberbiz The $1.5 million Mechanical Fuel Load Reduction Trials, funded by the Australi
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Seven million seedlings to be planted

Walcha is one location that will receive seedlings from one of the state’s largest crops, for a timber plantation. Source: Walcha News  More than seven million pine seedlings will be dispatched from Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Blowering Nursery near Tumut this winter.  Minister for
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Australian winner of forestry photo contest

Australia’s certified forests are incredibly diverse and the winning entry in a national photo contest highlights the enjoyment they give to visitors from all walks of life. Source: Timberbiz Australian Forestry Standard CEO Simon Dorries, commenting on the award, said the contest hel
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New FWPA ForestLearning manager

Beth Welden joins Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) as program manager for ForestLearning, having led programs across K-12 learning areas and served as director on the Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA) board. Source: Timberbiz Ms Welden is a passionate
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Health and safety’s new audit tool

A new Work Health and Safety Audit Tool is now available nation-wide to support organisations demonstrate and report their compliance against various safety standards. Source: Timberbiz The tool, the brainchild of the Forest Owners and Service Suppliers (FOSS) committee, was developed
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New role for Tim Leaman

Tim Leaman has resigned from the Forest Practices Authority (FPA) Compliance Manager position to take up a new role as Environment Manager in the Roads and Transport Division of the Department of State Growth. Source: Timberbiz Dr Peter Volker, Chief Forest Practices Officer & Dir
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