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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Consultant urges rethink of forestry on Tasman district's fragile soils | Stuff.co.nz

Consultant urges rethink of forestry on Tasman district's fragile soils | Stuff.co.nz: As the call grows for tougher controls on forestry, consultant Roger May adds his voice. Cherie Sivignon reports.

Forestry consultant Roger May feels a sense of deja vu.

In the 1990s, as part of Eco-Net, he was calling for improved forestry practices on fragile Separation Point granite (SPG) soils in the Tasman district along with more stringent council rules accompanied by increased�monitoring and enforcement.

Now, as many residents of the district clean up the damage wrought in February by�ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita, May finds himself raising those�same issues again.