This is the Historic Review of VicForests efforts to attain FSC® controlled wood certification, 2007 – 2020. Prepared by Adam Fletcher. EEG has been advocating for the removcal of VicForests from the membership of the Forest Stewadship Council (FSC) since 2013. VicForests failed its first attempt to gain certification in 2009 with Woodmark being their …
MEDIA RELEASE From Environmental Justice Australia. The Federal Court delivered final orders for the Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum’s historic win against state logging agency VicForests. It protects the 66 stands of forests that were subject to the case, and sends a clear message to VicForests that future logging plans must protect listed species. Although the …
Text messages … shows “calculated, unacceptable and disgraceful behaviour”, to quote the magistrate.
It looks like the small areas offered for Greater Glider protection are lower quality. Old growth will be handed to VicForests to identify.
The protective vegetation of ancient mahogany trees were destroyed as part of planned burn ‘management’. Some of these were hundreds of years old and posed no risk to anyone. Yet no one is accountable for this shameful vandalism.
EJA is asking for a Federal Court order to stop logging in 41 forest coupes in Victoria’s Central Highlands that are home to Greater Gliders and Leadbeater’s Possums.
We are told clearfell logging is ‘sustainable’ and they protect the natural values … like this lonely, retained ‘habitat tree’.
EEG has negotiated more strict conditions in EPA’s approval of a giant garbage incinerator. This waste burner is planned to be built as part of the Reflex paper factory’s operations in the Latrobe Valley.
Both major parties have chosen to bow down to industry and/or union pressure to allow the burning of public forests for power generation.
On 15 March 2019 the Victorian government released a review of the regulation of logging in Victoria. The evidence is in and it is damning. Logging in Victoria is not effectively regulated.