Earlier this year, after decades of community pressure, the Victorian government made the remarkable commitment to end native forest logging in 2024. To celebrate, we are in the process of organising two day trips to some special forest areas in Spring.
Victoria is transitioning away from clear-fell logging, finally protecting critical carbon sinks and precious forest habitat. Now is the time to ensure permanent protection from industrial exploitation, advocate for ecologically responsible forest stewardship, and return land to First Nations custodians.
The forest collective has been contributing to a vision of the future for Victoria's forests. We are currently in a key period as First Nations custodians, the communities, campaigners, and scientists come together with ideas around how to interact with our forest landscapes beyond industrial logging.
Now is a sensitive time for transitioning communities. We must ensure that the transition serves the needs and respects the transferable skills of ex-forestry workers, builds regional resilience in this time of climate crisis, and ensures the return of land to First Nations custodians.
On November 11, Friends of the Earth will be hosting a walk alongside the Forest collective. Join us to hear all about the fight to protect native forests and the vision for the future of Victoria's forests.
This trip will depart from Friends of the Earth in Collingwood, for a full day. Please RSVP for more details, and contact us on the details below to discuss any alternative transport options.
Check out details for an October event Strzelecki Koala Tour, here.