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North East forests hosts mountain bikers

DATE: 31/01/2011

A field of nearly 350 mountain bike riders pedalled and panted their way around State forest in the North East for the annual Blue Dragon Challenge in its third running. The overall event was won by interstate pair Neil van der Ploeg, from Mount Beauty in Victoria, and Peter Hatton, of Sydney.

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International Year of Forests 2011 off and running in Tasmania

DATE: 31/01/2011

Forestry Tasmania kicked off its celebrations for the United Nations International Year of Forests 2011 with an open day at the ‘forest in the city’ in its Hobart headquarters on 25 January.

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Calendar of Events - International Year of Forests 2011

DATE: 27/01/2011

Forestry Tasmania’s Calendar of Events
Celebrating the United Nations International Year of Forests 2011 - The Calendar of Events will build on activities already planned or supported by Forestry Tasmania. As the year progresses more community based events will be added to the calendar.


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Launch - International Year of Forests 2011

DATE: 20/01/2011

Drop in to our forest in the city for an arvo of forest fun, learning and activities.

Abseil in Hobart's indoor forest, let the kids bring in forest insects or leaves to have them identified by our experts, meet the stars of popular TV series Going Bush- Nick and Andrew, there's face painting, badge making, climb into Marty's fire truck, have a photo with our GIANT burrowing crayfish, see a real Targa car, find your carbon footprint, there's a BBQ, balloons and giveaways.

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Fire power on display

DATE: 14/01/2011

STAFF from Forestry Tasmania’s Derwent District gave a dramatic demonstration of how to enter and exit a hovering helicopter at an event showcasing Tasmania’s new airborne fire fighting capabilities at Rokeby Police Academy this week.

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Top Forestry trainee recognised

DATE: 13/01/2011

A Derwent Valley forester who joined Forestry Tasmania after seven years with a private forestry contractor has won the agency’s Trainee of the Year award.

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