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Old growth orest and high conservation value orest that was logged or Ta Ann, the logging coupes seenin this photograph are in Far South Tasmania, in the Catamaran area, CM019C, CM019E and CM019A.Logging in CM019E/CM019C proceeded to within 50 metres o the Tasmanian World Heritage WildernessArea (TWWHA). The magnicent coastline that can be viewed in this photo is within the TWWHA.
Australian Forest Standard
Australian Trade Commission
environmental impact assessment
environmental non-government organisation
Engineered Wood Products Associationo Australasia
Forest Industries Association o Tasmania
Forest Stewardship Council
high conservation value
Huon Valley Environment Centre
International Tropical Timber Organisation
Member o Parliament
Programme or the Endorsemento Forest Certication schemes
Panasonic Electronic Works Co. Ltd.
Regional Forest Agreement
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Right to Inormation
Sumisho & Mitsuibussan Kenzai Co. Ltd.
Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation
Ta Ann Tasmania
Timber Communities Australia
Tasmanian Community Forest Agreement
Tasmanian Forest Intergovernmental Agreement
Threatened Species Unit
Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area
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A phrase normally used to describe a natural orest in Australiawith a crown cover that is greater than 50 per cent, dierentiatedrom non-native ‘orests’ such as plantations.
A natural terrestrial ecosystem that is dominated by endemictree species and sustained through ecological processes.
HIGH CONSERVATION VAlUE (HCV) FOREST
A natural orest containing one or more attributes deemedparticularly worthy o protection. The ollowing attributes havebeen used to dene HCV orests in Tasmania:
Large intact natural orest areas;
Forest areas displaying ecological maturity;
Forest areas o social, cultural and spiritual importanceto local, national and/or international communities;
Forest ecosystems and habitat with importantbiodiversity values, including rare, depleted and under-reserved orest communities and species;
Forest areas that contribute to good reserve design (eg.buering and ecological connectivity); and,Forests with important ecosystem services unctions(eg. carbon rich orests, water catchments).
An agricultural crop o trees that has been purpose-grown orcommercial use.
A natural orest that has never been signicantly articiallydisturbed. Oten called old-growth orest in Australia.
Forestry Tasmania itsel has admitted there is a distinctionbetween post-logging regrowth, which it calls ‘aged regrowth’,and natural regrowth, which it calls ‘unaged regrowth’. They aredened by Forestry Tasmania as ollows:(Aged) Regrowth—Forest that has been logged andregenerated, generally since 1960, using deliberate sitepreparation and seeding techniques. The year o sowing isdocumented and the age o the trees may be determined. Alsoreerred to as silvicultural regeneration.(Unaged) Regrowth—Forest regenerated ater wildre orother disturbances, and containing a majority o trees less than110 years old, where there is no deliberate site preparation orseed sowing. Unaged regrowth orest may contain scatteredindividuals or stands o ecologically mature trees.In eect, Forestry Tasmania has admitted that some areas itdenes as ‘regrowth’ contain oldgrowth orest.In addition, the Australian Forestry Standard has adenition which allows or the occurrence o oldgrowth within a‘regrowth’ orest:Regrowth orest—Native orest containing a substantialproportion o trees that are in the younger growth phase andare actively growing in height and diameter. Regrowth orestsmay contain scattered individuals or small occurrences oecologically mature, or old-growth, trees.
RFA-DEFINED OlD GROWTH FOREST
The Tasmanian and Australian Governments dene an oldgrowth orest, as articulated through the Tasmanian RegionalForest Agreement (RFA) process as an ‘ecologically matureorest where the eects o disturbances are now negligible’.
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