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> Subject: Re: Tax breaks for forest investment
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> Why do people immediately read between the lines and think negatively.
> Let's look at the potential positives.
> A major, if not the biggest, threat to our woodlands is firewood
> collection. Regardless of what you think about fire burning heaters it's
> a reality that such heaters are here to stay at the moment (please let's
> keep to topic). The best way to reduce the impact of wood collection on
> our native woodlands is to establish woodlots for this purpose.
> Barraba Shire Council in northern NSW are being very pro-active in this
> regard. They are currently:
> 1. investing the possibility of setting up public woodlots for future
> sup[ply of firewood, using ironbarks, Yellow Box and White Box where
> suitable; and
> 2. investigating ways to encourage private woodlots for future
> firewood/timber supply (fence posts etc) as well as shelter belts (for
> stock), catchment protection, wildlife habitats.
> A major impediment in having landholders engage in habitat restoration
> such as tree planting is the lack of financial incentives to do this.
> Surely this initiative could set a precedent. By establishing financial
> incentives for forestry you can start to argue that similar incentives
> might also work for undertaking revegetation for biodiversity benefits.
> Lets start thinking about potential positives before writing off such
> David Geering
> Regent Honeyeater Recovery Coordinator
> NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
> P.O. Box 2111
> Dubbo NSW 2830
> Ph: 02 6883 5335 or Freecall 1800 621 056
> Fax: 02 6884 9382
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