Peter CampbellLetter to the Editor, The Age. Submitted 4/8/14
The inconvenient truth is out, logging forests increases bushfire severity according to recent research from Professor Lindenmeyer.
This was demonstrated during the Black Saturday bushfires when previous logged drier forests were decimated by bushfire while intact moist forests in Melbourne's water catchments resisted burning.
Yet the Napthine government continues to fund Vicforests, a sheltered workshop for environmental vandals who log them, while grossly overstating the paltry number of jobs in this destructive industry.
It time this logging stopped and our Central Highlands forests were protected in a Great Forest National Park for future generations to appreciate.
- Logging can 'greatly increase' fire severity for 50 years, researchers say - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) :