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CALM apologises over trees

(1990) CALM apologises over trees. The West Australian, 19 September 1990. p. 12 [Publication] [Special Collections]


A misunderstanding between the Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) and Harry Riggs, a landowner and former Albany Shire president, saw fifty four trees felled on Riggs' property instead of the agreed upon figure of four trees.

The trees were cut down as part of a CALM experiment. Mr Riggs ultimately supports CALM's mission, however he states they "overstepped the mark" in this instance. CALM responded to the incident by bolstering their policy and procedures for carrying out such fieldwork in future.

This article contains an image of Dr Syd Shea, Executive Director of CALM.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1990 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/55776
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