Old-growth confirmed at Barrabup forest

The West Australian
October 6, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: International

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions today released its assessment report into a harvest coupe within the Barrabup forest, confirming old-growth forest in the area. The forest, about 5km north of Nannup, was due to be logged as part of the Forest Products Commission’s three-year South West harvest plan, but logging was temporarily halted in July after a 4km logging road was carved in the area. The DBCA’s report into old growth found about 43ha of previously unmapped jarrah old-growth forest within the 530ha coupe.

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