Following on from the wonderful news that clearfell logging will end on January 1 2024 in the east of Victoria, now is a critical time for considering future forest management and supporting First Nations communities in their aspirations for self determination. And we need your help to continue advocating for forests.
The job is not done. Friends of the Earth has identified ongoing threats to a number of high conservation areas in the Victorian high country in the lead up to and beyond January 1st.
This includes Mt Stirling, Mt Wills and the headwaters of the Little Dargo river. You can read more about our work in the high country here.
The high country is visited by many thousands of tourists each year. Outdoor tourism is a major drawcard, and if certain areas fall to chainsaws in the lead up to the end date for logging next year, the scars of clearfell will be visible from walking tracks such as the Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT), mountain bikes trails, cross country skiing routes and resorts for years to come.
The Friends of the Earth forest campaign is low on funds, and we need your help to keep our work alive. Our campaigners are working hard to bring lasting protections for forests right across the state.