|Logging in the West Barwon Catchment (Geelong's Water Catchment)|
Analysis of the West Barwon Catchment shows extensive logging is planned and has already occurred. By 2010, 20% of this catchment will have been clearfell logged.
Over the past 25 years, 10% of the West Barwon Catchment has already been clearfell logged. Over the next decade logging the RFA logging scenario will increase the rate of logging in the West Barwon catchment and a further 500 Ha (5 square kilometres ) to be clearfell logged. [Link to RFA logging scenerio]
(1) Department of Conservation Forests and Lands, Research Report 321, Hardwood Harvesting and Water Quality in the Otways. II. West Barwon Catchment (A Major Water Supply For the Geelong Region) Farrell & Novotony.