Archive for the ‘Canadian Forest’ Category

Jan 25

Update from Friends of Canadian Corridor (FoCC)

Hello friends, After a very quiet December and the start of the year this is our first update for 2014. Last year the Friends developed and consolidated a vision and a plan for the forest. Many Friends engaged residents and decision makers in discussing the merits of the Canadian Forest, corridor and promoting the opportunity […]

Oct 28

Friends meet

The Friends of Canadian Corridor (FoCC) recently met to continue to fight to save Canadian State Forest and the blocks near Mount Helen that are currently in issue. The friends have also been working on the Woodman’s Hill Strategy Plan and ensuring the bio-link remains intact. More on the FoCC here. Minutes of a recent […]

Jun 1

Forest Pics from Jenny

Thanks so much to local Jenny who sent in these images from the Forest Walk earlier this month. Jeff Rootes from Friends of Canadian Corridor has provided the words about the walk. Huge thanks, this site is only as good as the info and contributions our community makes. Forest walk Last Sunday (May 19th) 40 […]

May 19

Walkin’ on Sunshine

And don’t it feel good. What a wonderful turnout for the walk today. I took along my camera and asked people why they were there. I had intended on taking a few pics however I was out of battery, so can those who attended please send in your pics by: email to online via […]

Apr 30

A May Sunday afternoon in the Forest

An opportunity to walk along some of the trails on top of the forest near the Recreation Road Mt Clear area at your leisure. Mingle with locals and experts who are interested in a forest future for the Canadian Forest. Look at the resilient vegetation in the creek and observe the re-vegetation after the latest […]

Apr 4

FoCC update

April 3rd 2013 Hello Friends, Friends of Canadian Forest Update:  A quiet month of March but underneath much work was going on! Please feel free to pass this update on to friends and interested people. To add your email address to the mail list please email: Jeff Rootes or contact 0408509591 DSE Linda Zibell […]

Feb 15

FoCC Forum

  The Canadian Forest was under deep discussion last night as 75 people gathered to learn and share thoughts about 300 hectares of cleared pine and blue gum plantation blocks being handed back to the Victorian government by the East Victoria Plantation company. “Keep it in in public hands!” – was the resounding call of […]

Feb 2

Q3. The Forest

We are so lucky to be living with a forest in our area, its like our own Central Park, and really could be as great, famous and fabulous… If we care enough. We know from the new group Friends of Canadian Corridor that the forest is at a cross-roads for what will happen in the […]

Jan 17

FoCC Meeting

Just a reminder the FoCC (Friends of Canadian Corridor) are having their second meeting this weekend. You’ll remember them from previous post here about the protection of land near the Canadian State Forest. FoCC has formed and is now gathering facts and ascertaining the level of community interest in the future management of the land. […]

Dec 10

Friends of the Canadian Corridor

The future of former Pine and Blue Gum Plantations in the Canadian Forest. Recently three Crown Land former forest plantation blocks were handed back to the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) for management. The blocks are located to the east of Geelong Road close to Mt Clear. Prior to the handback the leasee cleared […]

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