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Stop before your chop! You could be fined $5500

Fines up to $5500 apply to anyone caught removing timber or disturbing vegetation (alive or dead) on Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs).

Local Land Services team leader Peta Holcombe said Local Land Services is responsible for effectively maintaining TSRs as public assets and protecting them from illegal activities.

TSRs provide a drought reserve and movement network for livestock.

Fallen logs and standing dead wood provide critical habitat for a wide range of species and need to be left in place. Decaying timber and leaf litter are also important in the process of nutrient recycling back into the soil.