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US launches 10-year strategy to fight wildfires with Forestry Service

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Forest Service Chief Randy Moore have launched a comprehensive response to the nation’s growing wildfire crisis – “Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Strategy for Protecting Communities and Improving Resilience in America’s Forests.” Source: Ti
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Amateur lumberjacks put themselves at risk

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) has urged amateur lumberjacks who are venturing into forests to cut up windblown trees to stay at home and leave the job to the professionals. Source: Timberbiz The call comes as staff in one Region liaise with Police Scotland about one individual who
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CFA gets a 20-strong fleet of modern tankers

The final touches are being put on the first of a brand-new fleet of Country Fire Authority tankers, providing Victorian volunteer firefighters with the latest equipment they need to help keep communities safe. Source: Timberbiz Twenty CFA brigades will receive the new dual cab heavy
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Squirrel to fight fires in Green Triangle

The Green Triangle’s timber plantation companies have invested in additional aerial firefighting capacity in the region to protect its plantation estate, natural environment and broader community this fire season. Source: Timberbiz The helicopter, a B2 Squirrel, has been engaged by th
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Bob Brown faces court over trespass charges

Conservationist Bob Brown and five other activists will fight a charge of trespass later this year after they were arrested while protesting the logging of swift parrot habitat. Source: The Mercury In December 2020, the group was arrested in the Eastern Tiers, where the critically end
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Chinook lands in Victoria to fight fires

The latest addition to Victoria’s firebombing fleet is ready to hit the skies to support firefighting efforts across the state and help keep communities safe this summer. Source: Timberbiz The new CH47 Chinook firefighting helicopter, capable of holding 11,000 litres of water, landed
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Workplace Health & Safety Show in Melbourne

Top industry leaders and pioneering innovators will come together at Workplace Health & Safety Show 2022, sharing the latest news and research, technology and products shaking up the world of health and safety at work from Wednesday 25 – Thursday 26 May at the Melbourne Convention
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Kesla firefighting tractor on sale now

Finnish company Kesla Oyj is known for forest technology and material processing products, one example is forest trailers for tractors. In recent years, tractor equipment has become increasingly versatile and now Kesla is selling a trailer concept with fire-extinguishing features. The
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Opinion: Dr Michelle Freeman – it takes more than $2.8m to regenerate forests

The Victorian government’s announcement late last year that it would commit $2.38 million to establish “best practice procedures” for management of regenerated timber-harvesting coupes is welcome but misses the most important regeneration issue facing our forests – extensive forest lo
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Major upgrades to help responders in Victoria’s South West

Emergency responders in the Victoria’s south west will be able respond faster to emergencies following major upgrades of facilities in Dartmoor and Heywood, funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Source: Timberbiz Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio an
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