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CRC for Forestry News - issue three (August 2009)

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Issue three - August 2009 e-newsletter
CRC for Forestry News - science for sustainable forest landscapes

From the CEO, Gordon Duff

Gordon Duff - thumbIn this article, Gordon welcomes you to the latest edition of the CRC for Forestry News, which covers some important developments in the CRC’s focus on impacts and pathways to adoption, and the release of publications about our latest research ...

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Highlights & Achievements 2008/9 ... coming to you soon

H&A Report 09 thumbWe are just about to release our 2008/9 Highlights & Achievements report, outlining the CRC’s major highlights and research achievements over the 2008 to 2009 period. You can expect to receive a printed copy in the mail shortly, but here's a quick preview of the breadth of our achievements ... [read more]

CRC's CEO appointed as Chair of Board of Forest Practices Authority (FPA), Tas.

FPA logoThe CRC for Forestry's CEO, Professor Gordon Duff, has been appointed as Chair of the Tasmanian Forest Practices Authority (FPA) Board. The FPA is an independent statutory body that administers the forest practices system, which regulates forestry in Tasmania on both public land (mainly State forest) and private land ... [read more]

New reports analyse impacts of plantation industry on rural communities in Tasmania and Western Australia

Williams WA report - thumbThe CRC has recently released new reports about how the expansion of the plantation industry in recent years has impacted on rural communities in Tasmania and WA. Dr Kath Williams's reports explore how people living in rural communities view the rapid expansion of plantations, and Dr Jacki Schirmer's reports discuss the socioeconomic changes that have accompanied this plantation expansion ... [read more]

Farewell to Tom Fisk, and a new role for Mark Brown

Tom Fisk - thumbEarlier this year, we farewelled our industry engagement manager—Tom Fisk—now CEO of Private Forests Tasmania. 'Harvesting and operations' Program Leader Mark Brown is going to take over Tom’s role to ensure that the CRC continues its commitment to industry engagement, and a new research fellow will join the 'Harvesting and operations' program team to support research ... [read more]

EucaFlip branches out to TreeFlip

treeflip_thumbA new tool to increase the awareness of biodiversity in Tasmania’s native forests is about to be flipped open. TreeFlip, published by the CRC and the School of Plant Science at the University of Tasmania, enables easy identification of 31 native Tasmanian tree species and follows the same format as the highly successful EucaFlip ...  [read more]