Ethical paper & Responsible Wood

We know that the bulk of the logs from Barjarg Flat in the Strathbogie Forest went to China, either as whole logs or chips. Vicforests’ assurance that the timber would go to “mills throughout the state” was clearly misleading – somehow the Vicforests press release forgot to mention exports to China! Or perhaps “mills throughout the state” is Vicforests code for Strathbogie trees being pulped for paper.

It’s also known that 90% of the Mountain Ash forests of the Central Hiighlands is woodchipped, turned into sawdust, or pulped for paper – not that the industry advertises it.

To make ethical choices about the products we buy and the businesses we support, share this brochure.

Ethical paper 1

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The Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) certification mentioned in the brochure, has changed it’s name to, wait for it, ‘Responsible Wood‘! Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more perverse, an industry that is proud of forest management resulting in ecocide:

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Mountain Ash forest in the Rubicon Valley, Victoria, after clear fell and burning.

.. starts calling itself Responsible Wood! The hypocrisy, the arrogance, the greed, the blindness. ‘Save me, save me, save me from tomorrow. I don’t want to sail with this ship of fools!’ And without doubt, we will pay tomorrow.

 

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Forest walk – Sandy Creek Falls

SSFG Sandy Creek Falls 2018 Rev A

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Voices for the Forest

Voices for the Forest concert

Greater Glider protection delayed by Vic Government

ABC RN PM

Link to story: Greater Glider protection delayed by Vic government

Greater Glider habitat and local jobs exported to China

… and cut for firewood.

Barjarg Flat coupe contained some of the highest quality forest left in the entire Strathbogie Ranges and was home to the highest ever documented Greater Glider numbers in Victoria. So, how does the Victorian government manage habitat of this EPBC Act and FFG-listed species? Easy – they let Vicforests loose. Continue reading

Vicforests logging Greater Glider hotspot

Guardian GG logging article

Read the full article here.

Read the Media release here.

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Golden Mountain – forest walk

SSFG Golden Mountain 2018 Rev A-1