About This Show
Show Info: Wild Asset is an exclusive podcast by Fairfax Media that untangles Tasmania’s complex forestry debate. The series investigates the local impact of proposed forestry legislation, and its potential influence on the future of the state’s Tarkine region. It tells the story of a clash of interests over management of about 100,000 hectares of the Tarkine, marked as Future Potential Production Forest by the state government. As the Forestry (Unlocking Production Forests) Bill 2017 moves through the upper house, environmental activists remain on-site near the Tarkine’s Frankland River. Protest action in the region has led to speculation the state’s firey ‘forestry wars’ could be reignited. Visit www.theadvocate.com.au for more information.