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Forest NSW Annual Report 2012

Year in review July Operation of Forests NSW six retail nurseries offered for lease by tender Forests NSW participated in many National Aborigines and Islanders Day Following Forests NSW pleading guilty in the Land and Environment Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week celebrations across the State Court in June 2011 for accidental burning of a smoky mouse habitat in a low intensity hazard reduction burning operation in Nullica State Forest South Western Cypress Integrated Forestry Operations Approval (IFOA) came into effect in Southern Region, Forests NSW paid a court ordered fine of $5600 1800 LOGHAUL program began in Tumut Region – a program to drive towards a program to monitor smoky mouse habitat in the region improvements in log truck driver safety and behaviour January Forest learning website launched www.forestlearning.edu.au Forests NSW published a new Health and Safety Policy to ensure New Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Forests NSW funding of research compliance with the new Work Health and Safety Act 2011 undertaken by the Forest Science Centre of DPI came into effect this financial year February August TV show Going Bush aired in NSW – Forests NSW operations in the New Safety Strategy — ‘First Priority 2011–14’ released and personally sent to all north-east of NSW featured on the first episode of the 2012 series, later staff by CEO Nick Roberts episodes featured Forests NSW water quality studies on the south coast. Forests NSW was one of 15 organisations from around the country Pre-season fire training days based on six fire scenarios commenced in joining together to tell their part of the forestry story Coffs Harbour and rolled out across the State in preparation for the fire season Tenders called for the Penrose State Forest sand quarry project. The Central Region won two major tourism awards in the 2011 Hunter and Central sand resource is expected to be of sufficient size and quality to redress Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism a projected shortfall in the supply of sand to the Sydney building market into the status of the koala in NSW Native forest regions: area of State Forests NSW appeared before and presented information to the Senate Inquiry Forests NSW attended the turning of the first sod for the construction of Dongwha forest managed – 1 813 465 ha Timbers Pty Ltd new $74 million sawmill in Bombala Five new harvest and haulage contracts awarded for plantation grown softwood log products in the Monaro worth up to $75 million over a six-year period September World Car Rally Championships showcased 13 State forests on the north coast October Native forest visitor survey program began with surveys carried out at popular tourist destinations in the Watagan State forests, later followed by surveys in Coopernook, Orara East and Kerewong State Forests Forests NSW was notified of OEH’s intention to prosecute in relation to an alleged breach of an endangered ecological community during harvesting operations in Doubleduke State Forest. The case was dismissed by the Land and Environment Court in July 2012 November Successful surveillance audit of ISO 14001 and Australian Forestry Standard (AS4708:2007) undertaken in Southern and Hume Regions Amendments to Hastings River mouse prescriptions contained in the Upper North East and Lower North East IFOAs increased access to harvestable areas and sawlogs available under the Forest Agreements while maintaining appropriate levels of protection Amendments to yellow bellied glider prescriptions in the Southern IFOA permitted access for limited timber harvesting only into areas clearly identified as low quality glider habitat on the Bago Plateau The first issue of e-log, Forests NSW new electronic newsletter, was published. e-log continues in the tradition of the Bush Telegraph magazine offering informative stories on a range of forest and forestry-related issues December Forests NSW returned a trail in Newnes State Forest to its traditional name of Maiyingu Marragu Trail NSW Premier the Hon. Barry O’Farrell, MP officially opened the Forest Sky Pier at Sealy Lookout, Coffs Harbour 12 Forests NSW Annual Report 2011–12 Social, Environmental and Economic Performance


Forest NSW Annual Report 2012
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