Logging operations shut down across 8 areas throughout Victoria and NSW!

Forest protests have been ramping up in the last few months and they’re only going to get stronger as logging continues in the midst of a climate and ecological emergency. Traditional Owners, regional communities, climate and conservation groups are now collectively demanding an immediate end to native forest logging. Today in Victoria blockades and walk-insContinue reading “Logging operations shut down across 8 areas throughout Victoria and NSW!”

Double blockade stops logging in Noojee and Cambarville for 8 days

Logging has been halted in SEVEN coupes across Victoria today, with multiple tree-sits, walk-ins and lock-ons as Traditional Owners, regional communities and climate and conservation groups call for an immediate end to logging in native forests across the state. From Mount Cole in Western Vic, to Cambarville, Toolangi, Baw Baw, Noojee, and Lakes Entrance inContinue reading “Double blockade stops logging in Noojee and Cambarville for 8 days”

Logging halted in 3 areas in Victoria’s Central Highlands on the day of Friends of Leaddies courtcase WIN!

At the end of a massive day, our tree-sitter remains perched on their platform stopping the logging! Some big actions today, Kinglake Friends of the Forest Inc walk-in, lock ons at Big Pat’s Creek by Protect Warburton Ranges, protests in the city at Dan Andrews office, and an epic result coming from the Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum Inc. VS. VicForests case. TheContinue reading “Logging halted in 3 areas in Victoria’s Central Highlands on the day of Friends of Leaddies courtcase WIN!”

Warburton local locks on! Logging halted at ‘Pat’s Corner’ for the fourth day

Nic, a Warburton local, has locked onto logging machinery this morning, halting the destruction of forests just outside Warburton for a fourth day! This comes after Alice, another member of the community, who had been occupying a tree-sit since Monday was arrested yesterday afternoon. The Dan Andrews government has lost all social license to logContinue reading “Warburton local locks on! Logging halted at ‘Pat’s Corner’ for the fourth day”

Blockade established as Big Pat’s Creek local stands up against logging during COVID-19

A blockade has been set up to obstruct clearfell logging operations that have commenced at Big Pat’s Creek, 6kms from Warburton, since the state entered stage 3 lockdown. Government logging agency, VicForests, have refused to act on concerns from community that logging forests at Big Pat’s Creek will jeopardise the local water supply. Community membersContinue reading “Blockade established as Big Pat’s Creek local stands up against logging during COVID-19”

Post-logging burn blankets local town in toxic smoke

Lily D’Ambrosio MP is allowing her department to conduct dangerous post logging burns despite the current COVID-19 respiratory pandemic. Today, mere kilometres from the township of Warburton, a large logging coupe was set alight using dangerous chemicals, blanketing the local town in toxic smoke. The hazardous smoke can exacerbate lung conditions like #Covid_19 and increasesContinue reading “Post-logging burn blankets local town in toxic smoke”

Post-logging burns choke local communities in the midst of a global respiratory crisis: Logging continues across Victoria despite COVID-19

While the world has come to a halt as a result of COVID-19, logging across Victoria’s native forests continues unabated. Currently, there are 16 active crews in our forests tearing down critical carbon stores, precious ecosystems and remaining habitat for bushfire affected threatened species. Solo logging operations have been discovered by the community during thisContinue reading “Post-logging burns choke local communities in the midst of a global respiratory crisis: Logging continues across Victoria despite COVID-19”

Community action wins! Logging machines leave Kalatha Valley of the Giants

After a huge past week of community action and support, today the machines left the coupe and the forest and all it’s inhabitants are safe for now. Thank you to all who came together to stand up against this unacceptable destruction of our precious forests here in magnificent Toolangi. The community spirit was incredible andContinue reading “Community action wins! Logging machines leave Kalatha Valley of the Giants”

Gov. department approves roading through critically endangered Leadbeater’s possum buffer

The Office of the Conservation Regulator (OCR) has approved logging through a critically endangered Leadbeater’s possum buffer for road access into a contentious coupe in Toolangi Victoria. It was scheduled to be logged on Monday this week but has been disrupted by community protesters and logging has been unable to commence. “Logging machines moved intoContinue reading “Gov. department approves roading through critically endangered Leadbeater’s possum buffer”

Forest protest halts logging in the valley of the giants

Forest Conservation Victoria, have established a peaceful blockade in the Kalatha Valley of Giants, Toolangi. Earlier this morning a bulldozer was turned away by our blockade with a brave person suspended 20m attached to a structure, blocking the driveway access to the forest scheduled for clearfelling. This logging coupe is within 200m of the belovedContinue reading “Forest protest halts logging in the valley of the giants”