Stronger controls needed on forestry in the Tasman region
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The Tasman District Council needs to ensure that forestry in our region is managed in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
Current forestry practices release large volumes of sediment that harm our rivers, estuaries, and sea. Considerable damage to private property also results from flash flooding caused by build-up of logging debris in waterways, and slips from clear-cut hillsides and poorly constructed forestry roads.
Intense storms, such as ex-topical cyclone Gita, are likely to become more common with climate change. We want the Tasman District Council to act with urgency to prevent further damage to our region caused by poor forestry practice.
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