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GSF PRIMARY RESOURCES

These are companion documents to the Great Southern Forest's Brief to the State and Federal Governments. They draw on forest history, research of ANU scientists and economists, and local forest knowledge. They have been written in various voices by the conservationists of the southeast region of New South Wales. It is their story, their campaign, and expresses their directive to bring a new dawn, and new order to native forest management based on jobs, wildlife and climate.

RESEARCH PAPERS RELATED TO NATIVE FORESTS

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This is a list of the topics in the Primary Resource document. Please note there are pictures and writing in these documents about native species and their habitat which may cause distress.

PREFACE

  • Acknowledgement of Country
  • About these Resources
  • GSF Acknowledgements
  • The Truth

2. RETHINKING FOREST MANAGEMENT

  • Initiating a paradigm shift
  • Restoring forests for wildlife
  • Ecosystems services
  • Carbon could fund jobs

4. FOREST MANAGEMENT FOR CARBON AND CLIMATE

  • Carbon protection
  • Carbon loss
  • Solutions to carbon loss
  • Biomass burning: a perverse way to meet renewable energy targets
  • Forests: a pattern changer for climate action
  • Conclusion

6. FOREST MANAGEMENT FOR TOURISM

  • Post-logging tourism industry
  • Tourist activities with new jobs
  • Tourism benefits in other countries post native forest logging
  • Benefits and opportunities
  • Expansion
  • Challenging issues
  • Conclusion

8. SOCIAL DISCONTENT IN THE SOUTHERN FORESTS

  • Start of woodchipping
  • Inadequacy of Regional Forest Agreements
  • Contentiousness of logging of native forests
  • Case studies
  • Conclusion

10. RECOGNISING THE BEAUTY OF NATURE

    1. A CASE FOR CHANGE IN THE SOUTHEAST FORESTS OF NSW

    • Conservation benefits
    • Koala-the flag bearer
    • Uncertainty in the market
    • Rethinking forest management
    • Opportunity
    • Moral responsibility
    • Conclusion
    • Recommendations

    3. RETHINKING FOREST MANAGEMENT FOR SPECIES UNDER THREAT

    • Protecting our iconic koala from extinction in southeast NSW
    • Hollows-dependent species
    • Burrows-dependent species
    • Conclusion

    5. FOREST MANAGEMENT FOR OUR HEALTH

    7. FOREST MANAGEMENT FOR BIODIVERSITY

    • Habitat and species loss
    • The changing integrity of State Forests
    • Forest fragmentation
    • Logging breaches
    • Water, soil and downstream marine health
    • Conclusion

    9. THE IMPACT OF LOGGING ON FOREST FIRE

    • Logging affects the susceptibility of forests to fire
    • Fire has an impact on species' survival
    • Impact of post-logging burning on trees left standing
    • Logging near towns increases fire risk to communities
    • Conclusion

    CONCLUSION

    APPENDICES


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