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Mechanical fuel load reduction trials power ahead

Anne Ruston

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 Australian Government, will hopefully determine if mechanical fuel reduction is viable in Australia by exploring the practical economic, social and environmental aspects of the method.

Senator Anne Ruston (Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources) takes an in-depth look at how the trials are shaping up in the soon-to-be-printed Australian Forests & Timber News.