Fenner in the news - Debate over land use after multiple natural disasters

5 April 2021

Last month's huge rain event in New South Wales saw vast torrents pummel the land, in some cases, in areas that had already been savaged by the fierce 2019-20 wild fires. There's an ongoing impact of that double assault. Massive amounts of unstable soil has been swept away, draining into waterways, threatening river and wetland eco-systems and animal life, and wreaking havoc for farmers. Now, amid plans for salvage logging in some areas, there's a fight over whether areas that have been damaged by multiple natural disasters should be left alone altogether.

Professor Jamie Pittock  and Professor David Lindenmayer spoke to ABC Radio National's PM program - listen here.

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