There are lots of reasons why the 3000 ha Barjarg Rd burn should not proceed. Here are six good ones:
- Ecologically reckless: the burn will kill up to 50% of old-growth trees (1+ m DBH)
- Not strategic: threatens to erase the current burn mosaic that has taken 30 years to develop
- This burn is 600% bigger than any previous planned burn in the Strathbogie Forest
- If it’s as ‘successful’ as last years Tames Rd burn, it could push several threatened species closer to local extinction
- Carbon emissions from this burn are the equivalent to driving a new car 967,000,000 km, thereby emitting 43,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent
- This 3000 ha of forest is being sacrificed for an obsolete target.
Oh yeah, and we’re coming off a long, hot Summer – It’s just way too dry! That’s No. 7.
How many more reasons do we need, to convince the Government and DELWP that burning 3000 ha in one year is folly?