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Upper Catchment Issues

Upper Catchment Issues Vol 1 No 1

Introduction

The area shown in Fig 1 (Forest Coupe SF156B) has been selected by Forestry Tasmania for logging and subsequent tree plantation. The area is adjacent to a certified organic farm and is thought to be a significant contributor to water recharge for the Brid and perhaps other rivers. In conventional forest management regimes clearfelling is extensively used, as a ...
Author: Tasmanian Community Resource Auditors Incorporated
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Upper Catchment Issues

Upper Catchment Issues Vol 1 No 2 - Introduction

Introduction

The area shown in appendix 1 (Forest Coupe LI 126C and surrounding areas, including the variation to Coupe LI 126C, and Coupes LI 126A and LI 127C) has been extensively clearfelled and prepared for plantation establishment by Forestry Tasmania (FT). This area forms part of the upper catchment for the City of Launceston, and townships of lilydale, Patersonia ...
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Upper Catchment Issues

Upper Catchment Issues Vol 1 No 2 Section 2a

Environmental Aspects and Significant Impacts

Hydrology

According to FT, (see appendix 2):
"class 1, 2 and 3 streams were classified by defining their catchment area on the 1:25000 contour map. The final classification for all streams including class 4 streams is made by the Forest Practices Officer, Planning, in preparing the FPP."

On th ...
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Upper Catchment Issues

Upper Catchment Issues Vol 1 No 2 Section 2b

MAEMG Findings - Impacts on fauna:

Reserved habitat

Actual Damage