Foresters body releases a pre-election paper

With more than 90 per cent of native forest either formally or informally reserved for conservation, the rationale for more national parks is “highly questionable”, according to the Victorian division of the Institute of Foresters of Australia.

With more than 90 per cent of native forest either formally or informally reserved for conservation, the rationale for more national parks is “highly questionable”, according to the Victorian division of the Institute of Foresters of Australia.

INDIGENOUS fire management skills should be integrated into Victoria’s firefighting planning to complement fuel reduction burning, according to the state’s forestry experts.

The Victorian division of the Institute of Foresters of Australia, in a pre-state election paper, highlighted the traditional owners of the land had unique skills and expertise in the management of fire in the landscape.

“Traditional burning is an integral part of sustainable forest management, including greenhouse gas emission reduction, forest health and ecological values,” it read.

For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.

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