Victorian Forests Campaign

Friends of the Earth's forest collective meets fortnightly on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Friends of the Earth campaign centre, 312 Smith St, Collingwood. 

Friends of the Earth's forest campaign brings together grassroots groups from across Victoria who advocate for protection of Victoria's native forests. 

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Friends of the Earth's forest campaign is centered around three main objectives.

 

1. The creation of the Great Forest National Park in Victoria's Central Highlands

 

2. Protecting East Gippsland's high conservation value forests and threatened species habitat from logging

 

3. Strengthening protections for threatened wildlife and ecosystems through regulatory reform of the logging industry.


Latest News



The Toolangi community and forest conservationists are celebrating the exit of logging machines from forest next to Tanglefoot picnic ground, and the removal of a logging coupe within the Valley of Giants from VicForests immediate logging schedule. This is a massive win to protect the main tourist destinations and vital habitat for Leadbeater’s possum within the fragmented forest of Toolangi. However, VicForests has moved logging machinery into another precious area of Victoria’s Central Highlands. Logging is threatening Hermitage Creek in the Toolangi state forest, right next to the iconic Black Spur Tourist Drive in threatened Greater Glider habitat.  Read more


The Andrew’s government’s announcement that it will purchase the ailing ASH timber mill in the Gippsland town of Heyfield will come at a massive cost to tax payers and the environment, Friends of the Earth has said.  Read more


Recent logging in the Acheron forests north of Warburton has severely impacted on a large population of protected greater gliders.  Greater gliders are Australia’s largest gliding marsupial and Victoria’s latest threatened species. Last month the greater glider was officially listed as a threatened and protected species on the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act. But logging in greater glider habitat is continuing with no protections for this unique marsupial. Read more


FoE's forest campaign collective visited the Green Building Council event "Pillars of Change" today.  We were raising awareness about their endorsement of Australian Forestry Standard certification which certifies timber from environmentally destructive logging operations. Read more