Archive:   River Red Gums

Last Updated  14/2/09



River Red Gum Forests Investigation Report Released

(28/7/08 - E)  Download from Victorian Environmental Assessment Council [VEAC] site now

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Support Environment Victoria's Healthy Rivers Campaign: Please... Say YES to a drink for River Red Gums on the brink! 

(17/9/07 - E)  75% of Red Gums on the lower Victorian Murray River floodplain have been assessed as stressed, dead or dying...  You can show your support by sending an online submission or comment to VEAC, or by making a written submission by October 8.  Spread the word... 


Here's the message from Environment Victoria:


75% of Red Gums on the lower Victorian Murray River floodplain have been assessed as stressed, dead or dying according to the Victorian Environment Assessment Council (VEAC).
If the Red Gum forests are to survive and flourish VEAC recommends the Victorian Government establish new national parks and give the wetlands a chance to flood.  VEAC also recommends that Victoria’s first indigenous co-managed parks are created.
The VEAC proposals are a great chance to give the Red Gum forests the protection they need, but the proposals are currently only a draft.  VEAC needs public support to confirm their recommendations and take them to the Victorian Government.

Please use the handy form on EV's website ( to let VEAC know that you support their crucial recommendations. You can also encourage them to include all of Gunbower Forest in their proposed national park and recommend a complete phase out of logging in red gum forests.
Making a submission is easy. You don't need to be an expert, you just need to show you care. Submissions close on 8 October 2007. 


Click here for more information and EV contact details.


MRRA Says:


You may have seen ads on local Bendigo-based television stations claiming all human activity in the forests would cease if the River Red Gums were protected, although the VEAC recommendations seem to be more about better managing human activity rather than prohibiting all of it.  Mmmm...  Makes us wonder how much human activity could occur if the forests die and aren't there anymore.  Saving them is surely a priority - for their sake, and ours.