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Booroolong frog not croaking on our watch

A joint monitoring program has shown a healthy Booroolong frog (Litoria booroolongensis) population in Essington State Forest near Oberon. Forestry Corporation of NSW, Hume Forests, Central Tablelands Local Land Services and the Office of Environment and Heritage are all working toget
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ANU promotes a flawed science on environmental issues

Two forestry scientists have harshly criticised “false science” and its links to environmental activism as completely distorting the truth about the native forestry industry and the endangered status of the Leadbeater’s Possum. Forestry consultant and author Mark Poynter and Mike Ryan
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Merrett Logging trials a shock, but in a good way

South Australian logging transportation company, Merrett Logging runs a total of 30 company owned B-Double configurations in their fleet and another 10 sub-contractor owned configurations. Over the past four years the company has trialled new shock absorbers for their logging fleet. S
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ANWE to have Forestry Corp contract for Eden

The 20-year contract for timber supply to Blue Ridge Hardwoods came to an end last year. Now negotiations are almost final that will see Allied Natural Wood Exports (ANWE) take on the contract with Forestry Corporation in New South Wales. Source: Timberbiz According to Forestry Corpor
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Timber Queensland welcomes new timber hubs

The Queensland timber industry has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of funding for new forest industry hubs, including one in South East Queensland and another in North Queensland. The Prime Minister announced $12.5 million in funding to kick-start new forest industry hubs,
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Key Facts from ABARES State of the Forests Report

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has released Australia State of the Forests Report 2018 (SOFR 2018). Acting ABARES Executive Director, Peter Gooday, said the five-yearly report covered all areas of Australia’s forests—public and priva
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What is the State of the Forests Australia?

About 150 million tonnes of carbon are stored in Australian wood products, clear felling only makes up 9% of native forest harvesting, and forest activities pose relatively little danger to threatened species. Those are some of the conclusions of Australia’s State of the Forests 2018
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Enriva completes Biohouse on the Murray

Enriva, in conjunction with Smart Heating, has delivered a state-of-the-art biomass project which provides a temperature-controlled environment (inside greenhouses) to a horticultural business on the Victorian side of the Murray River. This will allow them to grow higher quality crops
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OFO has an Industry Career Champion

OneFortyOne has announced a new leadership role in its Green Triangle operations – reflective of its commitment to create a more balanced and diverse workplace. Linda Cotterill, a member of the company’s senior operational leadership team for the past two years, and with over 20 years
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Regional Forestry Hubs announced by Scott Morrison

The Morrison Government is backing the future of forestry with the roll out of its Regional Forestry Hubs, driving investment and jobs growth for generations to come. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the development of nine Regional Forestry Hub sites will provide strategic vision f
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