Grassroots Planning Workshop - Expand National Parks!

April 15, 2023 at 9:00am - 1pm
Beerwah Meeting Place
25 Peachester Rd
Beerwah, QLD 4519
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Hayley Troupe · · 0421830241

Protected areas are widely recognised as one of the most effective approaches to the conservation of nature. We have an opportunity right now to expand our protected areas system to ensure the ongoing protection of Qld’s unique and threatened species. In south east Qld we have identified 70000 hectares of native forest in state forests, home to threatened species including Greater Gliders that rely on large, old trees with hollows. Unfortunately most of this area is threatened with logging over the next couple of years. 

Within the Glasshouse Mountains region, 5000 hectares of native state forest should be transferred to protected areas before any further logging! At the end of last year Ferny Forest in Beerwah State Forest was protected from logging thanks to a powerful local campaign. Now people across the region have turned there attention to other state forests in the area including Beerburrum, Luttons, Peachester and Delaneys Creek. All these areas could be transferred to protected areas to expand the Glass House Mountains National Park on the lands of the Jinibara and Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi peoples.  

Join us and active locals for a planning workshop to explore and plan grassroots tactics and activities we could use to build active support and visibility in the area for the campaign. This workshop is open to anyone willing to get involved and help run the local campaign.   

Will you come?