Just 60km from the centre of Melbourne, the Toolangi State Forest plays a vital role in regulating our water supply, providing storage of carbon and mitigating bushfire intensity. Harbouring some of the world’s tallest trees, the forest is a last remaining habitat of endangered species including our state emblem, the Leadbeater’s possum. Yet, State-sanctioned logging practices are pushing this delicate eco-system towards collapse.
Why have successive governments failed to protect the irreplaceable Central Highland environment, and what can we as the community do about it? In this special session, a panel of passionate experts and activists share their concerns and invite solutions for the disaster that’s brewing in your local native forests.