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Although the natural environment is relatively intact in the Southern Forests, threats from current land uses and possible land-use changes could compound the legacy of major natural events (fire, drought) and historic land-uses.
Increased frequency of unplanned bushfires and drought, resulting from extreme climate variability, and planned fires are significant additional threats to aquatic biodiversity habitat and water quality (through increased soil erosion) and to terrestrial biodiversity habitat (through loss of structural diversity).

This is particularly important at the public/private land interface.

Although the natural environment is relatively intact in the Southern Forests, threats from current land uses and possible land-use changes could compound the legacy of major natural events (fire, drought) and historic land-uses.

Increased frequency of unplanned bushfires and drought, resulting from extreme climate variability, and planned fires are significant additional threats to aquatic biodiversity habitat and water quality (through increased soil erosion) and to terrestrial biodiversity habitat (through loss of structural diversity).

This is particularly important at the public/private land interface.