Radio program on the law and forests, featuring Jill Redwood and Slater and Gordon lawyer. Register for the Forests Forever Ecology Camp 22nd-25th April. How Japanese disasters have impacted on woodchipping industry.
The Law is an ass, especially with forests
This Sunday at 5pm, Radio National’s Big Ideas program will be featuring Jill Redwood, of Environment East Gippsland and Peter Gordon (ex from Slater and Gordon) talking about the ‘law is an ass’. Gregg Borschmann hosted the interview and used Brown Mountain and the laws on forests in general to highlight what Peter was saying.
Forests Forever Ecology camp, East Gippsland forest
Forests Forever places are filling up, so please make sure you don’t leave it until the last week – which is usually when we have to close bookings. See attached flier and info. Give me a call or email if you’d like to book and pay directly into EEG’s bank acct. [email protected] (This address is as good as my personal email at EEG for those who have wondered).
David Cameron, one of Australia’s leading rainforest botanists, will again be the highlight of the weekend with his fascinating talks and walks. Please print out the attached flier and post it up somewhere if you can (or send to friends). This is our annual fundraiser for Environment East Gippsland.
Forests Forever Easter Ecology Camp
22nd – 25th April 2011
Spend Easter in the heart of East Gippsland’s forests.
Camp by the Brodribb River with like-minded people at night and be guided by expert biologists during the day. Be awed by 600 year old forests and the diversity of a pristine rainforest. Discover how forests are vital for climate calming, and spotlight for nocturnal wildlife. Learn wildlife survey techniques or take an organic farm tour. Visit Brown Mountain’s old growth forests which were successfully protected with a Supreme Court case last year. Then be inspired to help save our forests.
$60 for adults ($35 conc), $20 a day ($15 conc). Please book early as numbers are limited. All proceeds go to help save these forests. For more details and information visit www.eastgippsland.net.au or email [email protected] or phone Jill on (03) 5154 0145
Woodchips and other disasters
The Japanese earthquake and tsunami have impacted on export woodchips. The Gunns mill at Triabunna in Tasmania has said it will halt operations for the next 8 weeks. It has been closing other mills as well (see below). With the high Aussie dollar and a slow down of woodchip imports into Japan, the world market is a little full with boat loads of woodchips looking for a buyer.