OneFortyOne’s annual water testing program has confirmed its forestry operations are having minimal impact on the Limestone Coast environment.
Each winter, OneFortyOne conducts water testing at between 10 and 15 sites to determine whether herbicides applied to control weeds when pine seedlings are planted, are having any off-site effects.
OneFortyOne Research Manager Danielle Wiseman said the company conducted water testing to protect the environment and ensure the controls it has in place to prevent off-target effects of herbicides are working.
“The water monitoring program is designed to detect chemical trespass, provide feedback regarding the efficacy of current management practices and highlight improvement opportunities. Water monitoring is conducted as part of the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forestry Management certification, but it is not a legislative requirement,” she said.
OneFortyOne is a leader in the Australian forestry industry. It holds long-term harvesting rights to a softwood plantation estate in the Green Triangle region comprising over 80,000 hectares.