Public forum: stop 'scientific' logging in river red gum national parks

Plans by the NSW and Victorian governments to trial 'ecological thinning' in river red gum forests could see swathes of our national parks opened to 'scientific' logging.

The Victorian and New South Wales governments want to send logging crews back into the Barmah-Millewa national park, the world's largest red gum forests. The trial could open the door to large scale 'scientific' logging across our iconic red gum national parks. Governments, throughout the eastern states are working to roll back environmental protection, allowing grazing, logging, mineral prospecting and inappropriate developments in our national parks.

Tell them its not on.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt will soon be required to make a decision about the proposed 'ecological thinning' trial. Come along to a free public forum and learn more about plans to open national parks for logging and what you can do to help.

When: Wednesday 30th April, 6.30pm

Where: Friends of the Earth Melbourne, 312 Smith Street, Collingwood (near corner of Johnstone and Smith)

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Sign the petition. Ask Greg Hunt not to allow loggers back into the red gum national parks. http://goo.gl/glocQS

For more information contact: will.mooney@foe.org.au