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Human health and forestry go together

The Forest Europe Expert Group on Human Health and Well-being has published a book that summarizes current knowledge on the health benefits of forests and integration of social aspects of forests into sustainable forest management (SFM). The publication presents evidence on the health
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Fuel reduction burning a must for Australian forests

Veteran firefighter Ewan Waller has called for fuel reduction burning to be an integral part of a visionary, long-term policy for managing fire in the forest. His thoughts were prompted by the recent fires in Gippsland and his memories of the Black Saturday inferno when he experienced
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Grafton cyclers clean up in Bom Bom

The Grafton Cycle club joined forces with Forestry Corporation of NSW for a clean up event in Bom Bom State Forest. Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Partnerships Coordinator Jodee Sparrow said the day was a success and thanked the volunteers for their time and effort. Source: Timberbiz F
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Virtual Reality a real safety training platform

LINX Cargo Care Group has created a Virtual Reality safety training platform in collaboration with Curiious and Samsung Electronics Australia, this is the first of its kind in Australia’s supply chain and logistics industry. Source: Timberbiz The Gear VR training platform was designed
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Volunteers hit Kinross State Forest to help clean-up efforts

The Orange Mountain Bike Club joined forces with Forestry Corporation of NSW and other volunteers for a Clean Up Australia Day event in Kinross State Forest. Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Community Programs Coordinator Nikki Bennetts said the event was a success and thanked the volunt
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Victorian bushfire update and Tasmanian stats on fire affected forests

Bushfires now in Victoria and previously in Tasmania have had a devastating affect not only on forestry but also and more importantly livelihoods, livestock and lives with firefighters in Victoria currently building containment lines around fires burning east of Melbourne before “gust
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NSW invests almost $40m in forestry with AFCA to benefit

New South Wales Government Minister for Forestry Paul Toole announced that the Government is investing almost $40 million to support innovation and training for NSW’s forestry industry and has allocated $4.6 million to support the development of a training and certification scheme for
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Safety campaigns target forestry staff in New South Wales

Forestry Corporation of NSW kicked off 2019 with a series of safety campaigns and workshops to put safety first after the holiday break. The Safe Start campaign was targeted at forestry drivers, operators and staff to help everyone make the transition back to work. Source: Timberbiz T
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ForestrySA surveillance to stop deliberate fires

ForestrySA has stepped up surveillance of its Green Triangle Native Forest Reserves, following a spate of dangerous forest car fires and illegal rubbish dumping. Rubbish dumping is a longstanding local issue, with household waste and other material (including asbestos, chemicals and n
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Fire tower spotters stop spread of spot fires

Forestry Corporation of NSW’s network of fire towers in the Hunter and Mid North Coast proved instrumental in spotting and controlling several forest fires during the recent extreme high fire danger period, with crews dispatched to half a dozen fires spotted from the towers. Forest Pr
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