Future forest management and coastal park access

Future forest management and coastal park access

Future of Orbost and District Project manager, Tim Cotter, this week gives an overview of the third innovation proposal covering local forest management and coastal park access.
Basic proposition: “Native forests are an important environmental asset that will require careful management following the end of native timber logging,” Mr Cotter said.
“Promoting biodiversity, particularly supporting threatened species, has been a key part of the decisionmaking underpinning the forestry plan. Access into the forests will have to be constructed and maintained whether for ongoing care, use, visitor economy, or for disaster management.
“Work in Europe on a similar agenda could be very useful in prompting innovation opportunities in forest management, research and protection activities, and use of forest resources.”
Mr Cotter said coastal parks along Orbost’s nearby coastline are a stunning natural resource, accompanied by offshore fishing, hunting, and diving resources that attract international visitors.

IMAGE: The site is Little Cabbage Tree Falls on the Murrungowar Forest Drive which was  destroyed during the 2019/2020 bushfires and reopened in September this year. PICTURED: Garry Carr, Senior Forest Management and Roading Officer Snowy District, and Geoff Conway, Deputy Chief Fire Officer for Gippsland.

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