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Appeal the Proposed Forest Management Plan
The Western Australian Forest Alliance is encouraging members of the public to appeal the Proposed Forest Management Plan 2014-2023. WAFA suggests that appeals be unique and on the reasons most concerning to you. These may be social or environmental. You may be concerned for cultural heritage reasons, because of climate change or issues regarding threatened species.
Details on how to appeal are included in the attached document and from the WAFA web site. Appeals must be received by 11.59pm on 15 July 2013.
The plan, if approved in its current form by Environment Minster Jacob, would be see over 1000 km2 of WA’s beautiful south-west forests trashed over the next decade and would push unique wildlife closer to extinction.
• Around 100km2 of native forest are logged every year in iconic areas such as the shires of Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Augusta-Margaret River, Nannup and Manjimup.
• Allowable cuts for jarrah, karri and marri are proposed at levels similar to previous years but with a provision for even higher levels through an ‘upper limit allowable cut’ which can be approved by the Environment Minister.
• Under the proposed plan the annual average total allowable cut for jarrah, karri and marri logs is 424,000 m3, 223,000 m3, 140,000 m3 respectively.
• The proposed upper limit average total allowable cut for jarrah, karri and marri logs is 681,000 m3, 223,000 m3, and 254,000 m3 respectively.
• The current total average annual allowable cut of native forest logs is 1,075,000 m3
• The potential upper limit of total average annual allowable cut native forest logs is 1,158,000 m3, an increase in native forest log extraction of 8 per cent.
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