The National Trust is proud to support the campaign for the new Great Forest National Park, located just one hour from the MCG in the Central Highlands, stretching from Kinglake through to the Baw Baws and north-east up to Eildon.
Prof. David Lindenmayer is the eminent scientific expert on the forests of the Central Highlands. He writes:
The Central Highlands of Victoria are home to the world’s tallest flowering plants, the Mountain Ash, and one of Australia’s most endangered mammals, the Leadbeater’s Possum. Both are threatened by ongoing clearfell logging and bushfires.
To ensure their survival, I would argue we need to create a new national park, not only to protect possums and forests, but carbon stocks, water supplies, and lower the risk of bushfires. Here’s the evidence…