Action needed to halt burning of rainforest area in Kuark forest

Yesterday a crime against nature was committed at Hensleigh ck rd on the Errinundra Plateau. The Victorian government burnt an area of rainforest that was illegally logged last year.

One year ago VicForests bulldozed ancient rainforest trees like Sassafras and Black olive berry, likely to be 1000 years old. Despite several investigations, an independent review, condemnation from Minister Lisa Neville MP and a commitment to bolster the logging rules. Nothing changed! Yesterday the Vic government burnt the damaged rainforest, completing the destructive operation and finally killing the 1000 year old trees they illegally bulldozed last year. A crime against nature.

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It's the height of the logging burns season and VicForests and the Department of Environment are planning on burning the Larissa Lane rainforest area in the iconic Kuark forest.

We have to stop it!

Rainforest and rare and protected plants are at risk if the burn goes ahead.

You can take action by emailing Environment Minister Lisa Neville using the form below.

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It's the height of the logging burns season and VicForests and the Department of Envrionment are planning on burning the Larissa Lane rainforest area in the iconic Kuark forest. We have to stop it! Rainforest and rare and protected plants are at risk if the burn goes ahead.

You can take action by emailing Environment Minister Lisa Neville using the form below.

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 Photo: Part of the area to be burnt, close to intact and fire sensitive rainforest 

Larissa Lane in the Kuark forest is a special place. It's a stronghold for rare warm/cool temperate rainforest, found nowhere else in Australia.

Threatened plant species such as Slender Tree-ferns shelter in its cool gullies. It's home to the only known population of the Bristly shield-fern in all of East Gippsland. Volunteers from GECO documented the first and only records of the fern in the East Gippsland region.

VicForests has already logged some of this magnificent forest, and they're now planning a high intensity burn. The burn risks killing the rare rainforest and threatened plants in the forest nearby.

Environment Minister Lisa Neville has the power to stop this burn. We need to let her know how important it is to look after Larissa Lane and to stop VicForests and DELWP burning this rainforest area.

small_FR6506_copy.jpgPhoto: Rainforest gully in adjacent proposed logging coupe, threatened by the planned burn.

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Photo: The scene of devastation from Hensleigh ck rd yesterday


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