Wednesday, September 27, 2023 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Balwyn Park Centre, 206A Whitehorse Road, Balwyn
Event held by: Lighter Footprints
Logging is ending in Victoria in 2023. This is undoubtedly positive news, but many of Victoria’s forests continue to be at risk.
The speakers at this community event:
- Professor David Lindenmayer, world-leading ecologist at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU
- Sue McKinnon, President, Kinglake Friends of the Forest
- Aawa White, facilitator and trainer for citizen science, Kinglake Friends of the Forest
combined their scientific expertise and experiential knowledge and delved into the ongoing challenges faced by Victoria’s forests.
Topics covered included:
- of ongoing logging and fire management
- the huge task ahead of restoration and regeneration
- biodiversity conservation and the protection of threatened species including the Greater Glider.
- successful court cases against VicForests tjat determined that VicForests had been carrying out widespread illegal logging over the Central Highlands.
- The importance of the Kinglake Friends of the Forest Citizen Science Network