Victorian Forests Campaign

Friends of the Earth's forest campaign brings together grassroots groups, forest activists and new people looking to get involved from across Victoria to coordinate campaigns and take action for the protection of Victoria's native forests and wildlife.

After decades of exploitation by the logging industry, our forest ecosystems are facing collapse and their wildlife experiencing rapid decline and in some cases facing extinction. But now, forest groups, activists and regional communities are coming together like never before to work for the protection of our remaining forests and wildlife, to ensure they have a brighter future.

The Friends of the Earth Forest Collective hasn't restarted meetings for 2021 as yet.  

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The objectives of the FoE forest campaign are:

1. Full protection of remaining Old Growth forests across the state.

2. The protection of East Gippsland's high conservation value forests through the creation of the Emerald Link proposal

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

4. Grow support for and help to create a just transition for the forestry industry out of native forests and into sustainably managed plantations and non timber sources of fibre. 

 

 


Latest News



Dr. Lea Jellinek: ‘Why we need to Save the Rubicon Forest?’ at the Kathleen Syme Library, 251 Faraday St, Carlton for 7 - 9:30pm, Wed 14 April 2021. You are invited to come with Lea on a journey into our precious forest on Dry Creek Hill, above Snobs Creek Waterfall.  This area, just above the spectacular Snobs Creek Waterfall, has one of the most pristine and intact forests in Murrindindi Shire. Local campaigners want to see them removed from logging schedules and declared an extension of the existing "Snobs Creek Wildlife Reserve”.  Read more


The current VicForest Timber Release Plan shows logging of native forests in the Central Highlands is scheduled to occur in areas very close to recreational roads and tracks where people regularly enjoy hiking, horse riding, cycling and four-wheel driving. These will impact on a large number of areas, including Kinglake, Narbethong, Warburton, The Acheron Way between Narbethong and Warburton, a section of The Bicentennial National Trail near Toolangi, Black Range Tourist Drive between Toolangi and Murrindindi, Snobs Creek Road in Rubicon, and Big Pats Creek. The Central Highlands rely on nature based tourism for much of its economic activity and... Read more