Logging halt at Barrabup old growth

By Karen Hunt
The West Australian
October 11, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: International

The State Government says it will protect old growth forest found at Barrabup near Nannup but conservationists say it needs to do more to deliver on its election promises. A Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions report on Friday found the 530ha Barrabup block contained 43ha of minimally disturbed old-growth jarrah. Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the old-growth area would be protected but expressed disappointment that 1.2ha had been disturbed by roadworks. He called on the department to “ensure stricter compliance” with logging protocols. Forestry Minister Dave Kelly said he asked the Forest Products Commission to explain why old growth was not identified sooner. “FPC will also be re-evaluating the harvest strategy for the Barrabup coupe and harvesting will not commence until this is complete,” he said.

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