The following is an edited version of a letter received from Sustainable Timber Tasmania, dated 26th March 2019:
As you may have seen in the most recent weekend newspapers, Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT) will soon begin its annual program of planned burns.
STT’s planned burns are likely to commence in late March/early April this year in response to weather conditions. Planned burns are conducted to regenerate forests after harvesting and to contribute to the statewide fire management effort through fuel reduction burns.
Around 170 regeneration burns are planned for this year in coupes across the Permanent Timber Production Zone, ranging in size from a couple of hectares up to approximately 100 hectares. In addition, Sustainable Timber Tasmania will be involved with fuel reduction burns across the state as part of the coordinated fuel reduction program.
You can find out more about Sustainable Timber Tasmania’s planned burns program by visiting www.sttas.com.au.
If you have questions or would like notification of planned burns in your region then please contact:
The Engagement Team
Phone: 6169 2800