Grants program for farm forestry to open soon in Gippsland
11 July 2022
VicForests is establishing a program to encourage the expansion of farm forestry to help meet critical future timber and fibre requirements.
Commencing soon in Gippsland, the objective of the 2022-23 grants program is to create farm forestry demonstration sites across the region. These will model the establishment and maintenance of suitable timber tree species and planting regimes that best integrate with the conditions and the unique elements of the participating landholder’s property.
VicForests is also actively seeking to reinvigorate older demonstration sites from previous programs, recognising and valuing the experience and legacy of existing and previous farm forestry practitioners and networks across the region.
In conjunction with the demonstration site grants process, VicForests will seek the involvement of farm forestry specialists and contractors, timber processors and makers, researchers and educators. This pool of specialists will be integral to the establishment and on-going effectiveness of this program and farm forestry in general.
More information about the grants can be found here, including program guidelines and application forms.
Grant applications have opened on 11 July 2022 and close on 12 August 2022.