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Support the creation of the Great Forest National Park

In January 2024, the Victorian Government made history by ending native forest logging in the east of the state. This decision safeguarded the mountain ash forests of the Central Highlands, home to the world’s tallest flowering plant and one of Australia’s most endangered mammals, the Leadbeater’s possum. These tall forests store immense amounts of carbon and are vital to Melbourne’s water catchment.

The public consultation on the future of these forests will close soon. Tell the Victorian Government it’s time to protect the mountain ash forests of the Central Highlands and establish the Great Forest National Park.

This film series explores the life of a unique and precious ecosystem on the doorstep of Melbourne and advocates for why its biodiversity, water, and culture should be protected.

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Run the Great Forest

We run with others to finish what we started, and to share the view. These forests are our common ground, they home enough singletrack to last a lifetime of shared adventure. Nowhere else on Earth can you run through trails with such a unique environment, lined with the tallest flowering plant on earth, the mountain ash and home to the critically endangered, Leadbeater’s possum. Join us as a member of our Patagonia Australia – New Zealand Strava club and find maps of the area to help you experience these precious lands.

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