Logging trucks on collision course with protesters over old-growth forest

By Adam Carey
The Age, Australia
October 31, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: International

Environmental activists have set up a blockade at a remote old-growth forest in East Gippsland in a last-ditch attempt to disrupt logging plans. Harvesting of native timber is due to begin as soon as Wednesday in a previously untouched part of the Kuark Forest near Orbost, even as environmental lawyers take legal action to have logging in the area ruled illegal.  …The decision was made after the Andrews government approved the work with tougher new conditions imposed on VicForests, which will likely reduce the number of large old trees the agency can harvest. …But the new restrictions have failed to mollify conservationists who want to put a complete stop to timber harvesting in the Kuark. 

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