Forestry Corporation’s logging operations halted in Tallaganda State Forest, glider found dead

By Alasdair McDonald
ABC News, Australia
August 30, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: International

After discovering a dead endangered marsupial, Forestry Corporation NSW (FCNSW) has been issued a stop-work order in a state-owned forest near Canberra. The NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) said it investigated an area of Tallaganda State Forest on Wednesday after it received a complaint from the community. Investigators discovered a dead southern greater glider 50 metres from an area logged by the state-owned organisation. A 40-day order to halt harvesting and haulage operations has been put in place for parts of the forest. It is not yet known how the glider died. …The stop-work order means the state-owned corporation must immediately stop all harvesting, haulage operations, and any road and track construction work in the areas of concern in the forest. …The EPA investigation is ongoing, and it says the order could be extended.

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