Welcome to the June edition of Park Watch! Join us for a deep dive into our campaigns, citizen science work and activities across Victoria’s living web of nature.

In this issue we showcase our work protecting, expanding and better understanding our state’s stunning landscapes.

Matt Ruchel looks at emerging ‘milestones, duck ponds and legislative bunyips’ one year after the end of native forest logging. Blake Nisbet takes on the housing crisis impacting endangered wildlife and the latest iterations of what we’re now calling ‘loophole logging’.

We hear the latest on the Mt Cole Grevillea’s survival saga and reveal a People’s Audit of our grasslands. We peek into the incredible remnant vegetation and wildlife in the former Holden Proving Ground in Western Port Woodlands, catch up with Glossy Black Cockatoos and review the latest books on nature in Victoria.

And don’t miss our Park Watch readers’ survey – we’re keen to hear what you think about our magazine and the stories you’d like us to cover. One lucky reader will win a copy of The Great Forest: The Rare Beauty of the Victorian Central Highlands by Prof David Lindenmayer.

Cover image: Boy paddling a homemade raft on a dam near Trentham, on the edge of the Wombat Forest, Dja Dja Wurrung Country. (Credit: Sandy Scheltema).

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