Let’s protect it forever

PARK WATCH December 2018 | We are one step closer to protecting Victoria’s central western forests, says our Nature Conservation Campaigner Shannon Hurley. VNPA has advocated for the protection of...
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A ‘peak’ of interest

PARK WATCH December 2018 | Windingrough temperate forested peaks and gullies in Victoria’s central west is one of our state’s most-loved and accessible bushwalks,e Beeripmo Walk. Walkers...
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Forests of the Central West

PARK WATCH September 2018 | Read our breakdown of the recommendations from the draft Central West Investigation released by the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC). Some are home to...
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Walking the Beeripmo clearfell trail

PARK WATCH September 2018 | Do you know the extent of logging at Mount Cole? Matt Ruchel reveals what is going on out west. Mount Cole has long been a popular bushwalking, camping and picnic spot for...
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Red-tailed black cockatoo. Photo: Bob McPherson

Alarm at logging of western forests and woodlands

PARK WATCH June 2017 | Our new report clearly demonstrates proposed commercial logging in the west of Victoria should be banned, says our executive director Matt Ruchel. Until recently the Victorian...
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Victoria's western forests offer great chances to explore a diverse range of landscapes.

New investigation into Victoria’s central west forests

NEWS 28 March 2017 | The much-neglected but loved forests of central west Victoria, including the Wombat, Wellsford, Mt Cole and Pyrenees Range forests, will lie at the heart of a new Victorian...
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Mt Cole State Forest in the west of Victoria

Why the west’s forests and woodlands are important

Forest and woodlands on public land in the west of the state (roughly west of the Hume Highway) are fragmented remnants of bush, often surrounded by a sea of cleared farmland. These are important...
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Wombat State Forest

Better protection for special places

REPORT 2010 | This report documents the natural values of more than 100,000 hectares of state forest across Central Victoria and calls for a dramatic increase in government spending and greater...
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