It seems crazy that Vicforests would log this part of the Strathbogie forest. These ranges are already highly fragmented and remaining forests provide an important sanctuary for flora and wildlife. This forest has the highest documented densities of Greater Gliders anywhere in Victoria, perhaps Australia.
At 3.5 m dbh, this Messmate is one of the oldest trees we’ve found anywhere in the forest!
The Victorian Government has given it’s commercial logging arm, Vicforests, the green light to log part of the Strathbogie forest that has the highest documented densities of Greater Gliders anywhere in Victoria, perhaps Australia. Good one Dan!
In late 2017 government ecologists undertook detailed surveys for Greater Gliders in the Strathbogie State Forest. A report on the findings is being prepared. The project surveyed a number of 500 m transects, both in coupes and in other areas of state forest. The survey detected 14 Greater Gliders in one of the 500 m transects located in Barjarg Flat coupe! The Greater Glider is a threatened species listed under both Federal and Victorian environmental legislation. Where such detection rates occur in other parts of the state, the government is obliged to create a…
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