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Otway Forest Issues

The following webpages have beed retained as a resouce to explain why OREN conducted a camapign to have clearfell logging in the Otways banned.

Timber vs non-timber forest values

Up until the time the Victorian Government decided to ban clearfell logging and woodchipping in the Otways, the logging industry and pro-logging government forestry managers were politically successful in promoting timber/woodchip values as the most important or dominant value in the Otway forests.

OREN on the other hand, promoted non-timber forest values as being more important.

Non-timber forest values

The following is a list of the non-timber forest values and associated background to why they were important and threatened by logging practices.



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