Friends of the Earth, along with Friends of Gippsland Bush have been working in the Strzelecki Ranges since the mid 1990's. The Strzelecki Ranges are Victoria's most depleted bioregion and the new Reservation almost doubles the amount of Reserved land in the Strzeleckis.
The recently reserved land, contains some of the largest tracts of cool temperate rainforest in Victoria, including the Agnes and Franklin Rivers. It also contains some of the largest trees in Victoria and is an amazing place to visit. Friends of the Earth was blown away buy the quality of some of the land recently handed back.
Almost all of this work has been done in a voluntary capacity. We would greatly appreciate any donations to keep this work progressing, particularly as FoE needs to keep the pressure on the State Government to keep them progressing with the handback. FoE also intends to start Koala monitoring in the handback areas. All of this takes time and resources.