Barmah Ecological Thinning Trial report open for comment
Wednesday 26 February, 2014
An ecological thinning trial is proposed for Barmah–Millewa River Red Gum forests in Victoria and New South Wales, including within Barmah National Park.
The health of River Red Gum forests has declined over the years as a result of altered flooding regimes, more frequent and intense droughts and regulation of river patterns/cycles. The ecological thinning trial has been developed to address this decline. Ecological thinning is the practice of reducing the number of trees in an area to reduce forest density. The practice aims to improve growth and maturation of the trees that remain, because there is less competition for nutrients and water.
A Public Environment Report is now available for community information and feedback. The Public Environment Report provides information on the design of the trial, and the measures to reduce risks. Community members are invited to provide their feedback on plans for conducting the trial.
The Public Environment Report is available for download from www.environment.nsw.gov.au/newparks/riverredgums/rrgresearch.htm and is open for public comment until 27 March 2014. Responses can be provided by email to email@example.com or by post to the PER Planner, PO Box 1049 Griffith NSW 2680.
The Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries and the NSW Office of the Environment and Heritage are joint proponents of the project. All submissions received will be reviewed by the joint proponents.
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