VicForests are repeatedly accused of breaching laws supposed to protect Victoria’s native forests, water catchments and threatened wildlife.
“We grow it back” is VicForests’s motto. But they don’t. As revealed in the damning After the Logging report, the state-owned agency fails to regenerate a third of the ecosystems plundered, and a half of the Mountain Ash forests it logs.
They haven’t turned a profit in years, but taxpayer dollars subsidise their destruction of our natural heritage.
VicForests are running out of habitat to log.
It’s why after the devastating Black Summer fires, they plundered critical wildlife refuge areas. It’s why they’re logging steep slopes and high conservation value forests, including the home of the world’s tallest flowering plants.
Urge the Victorian Government to speed up the native forest transition and finally protect our natural heritage.