WA Forest Alliance is a real life story about the South West Australia.
The WAFA Story
WAFA was established in 1990 to provide an umbrella organization for the many groups working to protect WA’s native forests. As a grassroots, not-for-profit and committed to the protection of the forests for the forests’ sake. Since formation, have worked towards our ultimate goal of the full protection of WA’s native forests and woodlands from logging and clearing.
Every 10 years a new forest plan is made.
There has been pressure put on the government from the people fighting for the forest’s for the people.
If you would like some help with filling in the WA Forest Survey,
The final date for the survey is 1 August 2021.
WA FOREST SURVEY: bit.ly/WAForestSurvey
The message is….
“Just leave the Forrest’s alone.”
Change the story starts 2022
WAFA THINGS LOCALS SHOULD KNOW !
Everyone knows about the African Amazon clearing, Americas deforestation issue, other countries, eastern state of Australia. But its also happening here in our home state down south.
People just don’t know what they don’t know.
THE FOREST IS FALLING
Legendary forester, ecologist John Stanley Beard mapped the south west Vegetation Survey from 1964 – 1981. This has been since added to with further research up unit today.
Since this survey a massive amount of old forest area woodlands has been cleared. So there is a need to protect the forests trees that are here today. A cautionary calculation is that over the next decade if not protected the old forests will be lost.:(
Collateral damage is an ecological disaster with over 20 species of animals, birds, insects, plus a long list of others plants all dependent on the trees. Jarrah tree takes hundred years to create a hollow, so planting new trees be too late, just wiping out any living thing trying to survive until the forest regenerates. Many different species of animals, birds rely & need a hollow which the trees provide
For a tree to die in a situation of natural causes it will still provides a hollow, cover, home for animals, bird life for many generations. As time goes by the trees carbon cycle of is for many decades thereafter. The forest is a long term eco cycle that has been happening since the beginning of life on earth. If a tree is logged & cut to a stump it rarely grows back. A stump takes a very long time to break down with little value to the woodlands.
A picture says a thousand words…
What do they use wood for..?
40% Charcoal for silicon
15% Mill waste
Every one of the products can be commercially produced by faster grown trees, plantation based wood systems.
100 years ago it was Ok to log & use the tress on a small scale. But today the scale is on a level that is massive with action required look for an alternative solution.
Maybe a transition of the industry to plantations & commercial forestry is the answer then the old forest can left alone to be here for centuries hopefully forever. If we can do something better we should be doing it. There are clear alternatives to be used & we should use them. Just need to make that last transition to stop logging in the South West.
Do yourself a favor & check out these videos below….
Pemberton Forrest Destruction
Cry of the Forrest
Fiona Stanley discusses Cry of the Forrest
Cry of the Forrest snap shot
Its not too late to change
MORE VIDEOS OF INTEREST
Forest Miss-Management WA
Timber Getting WA History
Giant Tree Hunters