Leading scientists reject fire and timber claims
Research by some of Australia’s leading fire scientists has rejected suggestions timber harvesting is making Victoria’s forests more fire-prone.
The research, published in the internationally renowned Society for Conservation Biology journal, Conservation Letters, also found there is no evidence from recent mega-fires in Victoria to suggest younger forests burn with greater severity than older forest. (Read interview with Professor Attiwill)
Read: Timber harvesting does not increase fire risk and severity in wet eucalypt forests of southern Australia (P.M. Attiwill, M.F. Ryan, N. Burrows, N.P. Cheney, L. McCaw, M. Neyland, & S. Read, 2013)