First scar made on valley, camp and campaign kicks on for remaining forest
felled myrtle beech, F044ACoupe F044A
Camp Florentine continues despite one of the wettest winters on record. Logging operations in May 09 saw half of the first coupe FO44A completed. Approx 25ha out of 50ha. After a month long 24 hour police presence and 12 machines working as fast as they could to liquidate ancient forest, Forestry Tasmania withdrew from the area as their allocated police resource dried up. It appears that Coupe FO44A is so contentious that it can only be logged with a police presence! SEE CAMP FLORENTINE, CAMP UPDATES FOR MORE.
Still Wild Still Threatened has maintained a constant presence in the area since 2006 and will continue to do so.
Another tree platform is 50m up a Eucalyptus delegetensis, attached to mono poles and a new castle dwelling.
The camp is currently being re-built in preparation for a busy summer, donations of time, energy and resources are greatly appreciated. Go to the camp florentine link to see how to get there.
There are still 9 other coupes in the area that are up for logging in the next few years.
Almost 2000 hectares of pristine old growth remains available for harventing in the valley.
PLENTY OF FOREST LEFT TO FIGHT FOR!! Come and see for yourself..........
10 police raided Camp Florentine yesterday. While attempting to remove a forest defender chained to a car cemented into the logging road the car caught fire. Police made an attempt to put the fire out and the activist locked-off, was arrested by police and immediately taken to Bridgewater Police Station.