Two rare and threatened Spot-tailed Quolls have been discovered in the Bendoc region in East Gippsland. The detections are only the second time the species has been found in over five years of VicForests pre-harvest surveys.
Spot-tailed Quolls are the largest carnivorous marsupial on mainland Australia, they are easily identified by their brown coats, with conspicuous white spots over their body and tail. The species is currently classified as endangered on mainland Australia.
Mules and Horses help replant forest in Victoria’s north-east
A team of pack mules and horses have become the first in history to take part in a VicForests seeding operation in the Acheron.
In a pioneering move by Vic Forests contractors ‘Timberwolf’, this equine team was engaged to help carry the thousands of seedlings required to replant an area of forest that had been recently harvested for timber.
VicForests staff recognised for bravery as fire season nears
As experts predict another difficult fire season, the VicForests staff who bravely battled the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires have been publically recognised.
The 50 staff members from VicForests, both past and present, who fought against the fires were recently presented with the National Emergency Medal at a special commemorative ceremony.
Deloitte Access Economics: Economic Assessment of the native timber industry in Central Highlands RFA Area
Deloitte Access Economics conducted a study which found that activity in the Central Highlands RFA generated $573 million dollars of economic activity and directly employed 2,117 full time equivalent workers, including 281 full time equivalent workers directly employed by VicForests and its contractors.