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Worlds Best Practice Tasmania
Access to Clean Fresh Uncontaminated Water is a fundamental right which continues to be deliberately, systematically and maliciously violated as the term
"World's Best Practice"
is used to describe the destruction of Tasmanian Water Catchments, together with the Tasmanian diversity, complexity and relative stability of forests, flora and fauna which exists both competitively and co-operatively in the unexploited or modified Natural World.
World's Best Practice Tasmania
In the endless quest for wealth and power, unscrupulous companies and politicians use prostituted science to justify the continuing monopolisation, destruction and pollution of landscapes in the place where we live.
The ideal of living off the interest without trashing the capital is lost as corrupted influences who only see the world through the eyes of profit and speculation, continue to promote the jargon of sustainability in a highly subsidised and mechanised forest industry with a history of continually shedding jobs and destroying communities.
Nurture and respect for the diversity and relative stability of mother nature is fundamental to our very survival.
This image clearly demonstrates another violated landscape as a criminally negligent forest industry continues to treat this planet as though we are the last generation to inhabit the place.
Steep slope clearfelling, no stream-side reserves, windrowing and mounding directly up and down steep slopes and the corresponding potential heavy erosion together with the destruction of community water catchments, defies every sense of good land stewardship.
Where the silt ends up...
The Role of Forests in Water Production
The way in which water catchments are managed, together with the nature of the vegetation within those catchments is intrinsically linked to the health of rivers and streams, the aquatic life and the quantity and quality of water which flows from the catchments.
The Bio-mass of Trees
The tree is broadly speaking bio-mass zones. These are the stem, the crown, the detritus, humus and the root associates.
The Role of Forests in Maintaining Stable Catchments
 The long term productivity of water catchments is wholly dependent on the stability of the forests in those catchments. Where ever clearfelling and roading takes place there is significant erosion and loss of topsoil resulting in the siltation and organic matter contamination of rivers and streams, this problem is compounded in steep terrain.
Sediment and Nutrient Loss
Plantations and mono-culture re-growth on short term rotations (10 to 30 years) will result in continuous soil disturbance and nutrient loss, pauperising the soil and landscapes and destroying water catchments. Plus, "Who could love this River" (about siltation in the Tamar River) 1.3mb PDF BROCHURE courtesy : David Obendorf
The micro and macro climate around the world is being altered as deforestation for agriculture and forestry destroy or change the nature and structure of forests and water catchments forever.
Plantations and Mono-Culture Regrowth
The conversion of Native forests to the biological deserts of plantations and aerial seeded mono-cultures, profoundly changes the hydrology of the land, the micro-climate and fertility of the land forever.
Ban on GE Trees Gains Momentum - PLANTATION / GMO EFFECT
Chemical Contamination of Water Catchments
The continued use of chemicals for the suppression of “woody weeds” (i.e. native forest regrowth), in plantation establishment together with phosphate, nitrogenous fertilisers and 1080 baits, claimed to be essential for economic timber production, pose a real threat to the potability of water, human and animal health. Plus Dr. Alison Bleaney OBE, on Atrazine, Simazine and pesticides AND the Status of Tasmanian Mammals - David Obendorf
The Effects of Fire on Water Catchments
The intensity and frequency of fires in water catchments profoundly influences the hydrology of the land and water productivity within those catchments. SOME FORESTRY FIRES & FIRE BOMBING IN 2008
The Role of Forests in Carbon Sequestration
Land clearing for agriculture and forestry together with the conversion to mono-culture re-growth and plantations, is responsible for 28% of the Worlds carbon emissions.
The Science of Forestry
 The science of World's Best Practice is a science of convenience, a science which has been influenced by a prescribed outcome i.e. business as usual. Science ignores the amenity, physical and cultural needs of individuals and communities in the place where they live. Foresters and Silviculturists use science as a justification for the conquest of the natural world.
The Stability of a Selectively Logged Forest and the Instability of the same Mutilated Forest
The forest in the background has been selectively logged over the last 140 years and fulfills the functions of relative stability of a diversity of species and ages, hydrology, micro-climate, resource, carbon sequestration, nutrient levels and habitat.
The Economic and Social Impact of Logging in Water Catchments
Large-scale, biologically impoverished, monoculture native re-growth and plantations have little in common with forests as they are highly problematic from an ecological, social and economic point of view.
A story of how a group of interested executives created a plan to make ‘instant millions’ courtesy of Australian taxpayers, and how governments are complicit in supporting a social engineering scheme that threatens our food supplies, our rural communities and shatter regional tourism income while exposing our economy to severe threat.
M.I.S. Assault
Rural communities, towns and services continue to be decimated as Corporate Managed Investment Schemes create an unconscionable advantage for the Plantation Industry. Plus Protection of Agricultural Land (PAL) Policy Review Comment from Deputy Mayor - Meander Valley Council.
Tourists visiting Tasmania are constantly forced to run the gauntlet of log tucks whose configuration and loading capacity far exceeds safe limits for the roads and bridges which were never designed or constructed to carry such loads.
Courtesy of OnlyOnePLanet Australia
Community Links
Map of Tasmanian Communities affected by logging and the continuing destruction of their water catchments
GOOGLE EARTH Google Earth exposes the extent of logging and the continuing destruction of water catchments in Tasmania in one year
Download this interactive logging overlay to show the extent of native forest destruction in Tasmania and show the amount of logging to be conducted in just one year (the 2006/2007 logging season). Every year 172 sq km of native forest is logged on public land, with over 80% of trees sent to be woodchipped.
CLOUDS The Birth of Clouds
Water is returned to the air by trees helping to create clouds. Transpiration accounts for up to half, or even more, of all moisture returned to the air.
TREES How a Tree Interacts with Rain in an Undisturbed Forest
Every tree, every plant species, intercedes in rain to change the composition, energy and disribution of water. The overall effect of trees is to moderate and conserve incoming energy.
BEFORE & AFTER at TOMBSTONE CREEK Before and After Slideshow at Tombstone Creek
The scenes depicted here are all within 100 meters of each other. The forest scenes were photographed in 2003, the other scenes in October 2006 - COURTESY ROB BLAKERS PHOTOGRAPHY - www.RobBlakers.com
ECOLOGICAL HOLOCAUST Does the forest industry even start to care about the grossly pauperised landscape it is bequeathing our/their children and grandchildren, do they think future generations won’t mind that we are exploiting and destroying resources their economies will need and in doing so, pollute and destroy the future capacity of the earth.
ARCHIVED MEDIA CLIPS Archived news / media articles.
Something in the Water

Part 1

Part 2

Australian Story
ABC Television

Future Tasmania

To promote the development, communication and uptake of innovations and initiatives that create a healthy community, economy and environment within Tasmania.

Whelan JJ, Willis K. Problems with provision: barriers to drinking water quality and public health in rural Tasmania, Australia.
Rural and Remote Health 7 (online), 2007: 627.
Available from : RURAL and REMOTE HEALTH - www.rrh.org.au


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The Forest Industry is negligent in exercising a “Duty of Care” or a “Duty of Caution” and must be held responsible and liable to individuals and communities for the costs they incur or contribute to by way of the destruction of community resources and employment opportunities together with their landscape amenity, which include:- water loss, nutrient loss, siltation, chemical contamination, habitat loss, changes to the micro-climate and corresponding rainfall depletion and drought, destruction of sequested carbon and their considerable contribution to climate change.

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