NSW urged to stop logging native forests after fires wipe out up to 30% of timber supply

NSW urged to stop logging native forests after fires wipe out up to 30% of timber supply

The Guardian

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Black Summer report finds south coast forests particularly hard hit and prompts call for urgent review of logging rules

The Berejiklian government is facing calls to stop all logging in New South Wales native forests after a forestry agency review found the catastrophic 2019-20 bushfires reduced the amount of available timber by as much as 30%.

The report, published by the NSW Forestry Corporation on Friday night, finds the effects of the disaster have dramatically reduced the amount of timber that can be sustainably harvested in some areas, particularly on the state’s south coast.

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