When Logging projects are finished . the areas are given time to regrow and get back to size. When this is happening, there is not enough water to protect the areas from potential bush fires which can then spread to affect other areas of the forest.
Due to human impact such as logging and pollution, animals and types of trees are becoming endangered in the Otways. Some plans have been put in place to protect a few species of animals but definitely not enough. No plns have been put on to protect trees which is also one of the reaseons why the animals are becoming endangered
In the Otways there is a water catchment that supplies over 300,000 people with water. Forests absorb water into the ground which is absorbed by the trees or released into the streams. However, logging destroys the trees which act as pumps to get the water around. When the trees are gone the water then evaporates and is wasted.
The Otway cool temperate rainforest is a community of plants that date back 100's of millions of years. The main tree type is the myrtle beech tree which needs a damp environment to live in. Because of human impact like logging, arson, roads and climate change, the myrtle beech is becoming endangered. However some of the area is untouched by humans and if this remains, parts of the Otway cool temperate forest could last for hundreds of years.