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Upper Catchment Issues

Upper Catchment Issues Vol 2 No 1

Background

Introduction

The way forests are managed in the Break O'Day Municipality of north eastern Tasmania has been of continuing concern to several community groups. This paper describes the outcomes of a community audit conducted by the Friends of the Blue Tier, a local environment group that has formed to investigate alternatives to clearfell lo ...
Author: Tasmanian Community Resource Auditors Incorporated
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Upper Catchment Issues

Upper Catchment Issues Vol 2 No 2

Introduction

For several years there has been growing community concern over the way in which forest resources have been managed in Tasmania (Upper Catchment Issues 2001- 2003). The focus of this paper is road construction in the North East of the state (see Figure 1). The study area is located in the vicinity of the Blue Tier (Nicklason et.al. 2004).

In order to ...
Author: Tasmanian Community Resource Auditors Incorporated
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Upper Catchment Issues

Upper Catchment Issues Vol 2 No 3

SECTION 1

Background and Statement of the Issue

Introduction

St. Helens is situated in the north east of Tasmania (see Map 1). It has a population of 2800 and the key industries are fishing, agriculture, tourism and forestry.

Statement of the Issue

For some time there have been concerns over the health of the water catchm ...
Author: Tasmanian Community Resource Auditors Incorporated
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Upper Catchment Issues

Upper Catchment Issues Vol 3 No 1

Introduction

Background and statement of the issue

For some time the local communities of Scottsdale and Bridport in Northern Tasmania (see map 1), have been concerned about the use of pesticides in the water catchments above the townships. A local Waterwatch group (Dorset Waterwatch Group Inc.), originally funded under the Commonwealth Government's Wa ...
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Upper Catchment Issues

Upper Catchment Issues Vol 3 No 1 Supplement

Introduction

Following the publication of the Technical Note audit relating to impacts of logging on watercourses in the Weld Hill area of Northeast Tasmania (Eastman 2002), a substantial fine was imposed by the Forest Practices Board on Forestry Tasmania as the managers of the coupe in question (Appendix 1). It emerged that Forestry Tasmania was fined a total of $10,000 a ...
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Upper Catchment Issues

Upper Catchment Issues Vol 3 No 2 - Introduction

Introduction

The following Community Based Audit reports on progress and emerging concerns surrounding the development of a joint federal and state Recovery Plan for the nationally listed vulnerable species Astacopsis gouldi, the Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Lobster.

Astacopsis gouldi, the world's largest freshwater crayfish (commonly called a lobster ...
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Upper Catchment Issues

Upper Catchment Issues Vol 3 No 3 - Abstract

Abstract

The results of a two-year community based audit conducted in North East Tasmania, Australia, are presented. The audit examines the ability of Local, State and Federal authorities to effectively manage water catchments. Official government bodies at local, state and national levels all have a role to play in identifying and managing risks associated with the qua ...
Author: Tasmanian Community Resource Auditors Incorporated
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Upper Catchment Issues

Upper Catchment Issues Vol 3 No 3 - Introduction

Introduction

The issue of water contamination is a global problem. In Australia, as with many other countries, adequate access to clean water is becoming an increasing challenge, not only from the perspective of human needs, but also the needs of the wider environment. It is now understood that human activity continues to have substantial impacts on natural systems thro ...
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Upper Catchment Issues

Upper Catchment Issues Vol 4 No 2 - Introduction

Introduction

Tasmania is the southern island state of Australia and is situated 42 degrees south of the equator. Figure 1 shows the State and the location of the survey sites reported in this paper.

Over the past several decades residents of Northeast Tasmania have struggled to make sense of a complex set of issues relating to natural resource management. From the ...
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Upper Catchment Issues

Upper Catchment Issues Vol 4 No 2 - Methodology

Methodology

Criteria for Selection of Approach

As the aim of the inquiry was to obtain a snapshot of public opinion regarding environmental issues in the Northeast, a survey approach (Gill and Johnson 1991; Creative Research Systems 2003/04; Guy and Rogers 1999; Ranovich and Howell (n.d.)) was considered appropriate in order to reach the widest possibl ...
Author: Tasmanian Community Resource Auditors Incorporated
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