Fenner in the News - Loggers return to native forests burnt in summer bushfires

1 May 2020

Government logging has resumed in fire-damaged forests in Victoria and New South Wales despite warnings that devastated bushland and endangered wildlife are too fragile to withstand "business as usual".

The Victorian government's logging agency, VicForests, has revealed plans to log 3500 hectares of forests burnt during the catastrophic summer fires in the next few years, saying salvage logging will occur in areas where "most of the standing trees have been killed".

Conservationists, including Professor Lindenmayer from the Fenner School of Environment & Society, say salvage logging has a lasting effect on wildlife, which relies on burnt and unburnt forest for refuge. 

Read the full article at the Canberra Times.