Forestry Australia’s 2024 Fire Summit

Forestry Australia’s 2024 Fire Summit

2024 Fire Summit | Prescribed fire: Exploring science, culture and practice Australia is one of the world’s most wildfire prone countries, with wildfires severely impacting our environment, communities and economy. This is exacerbated by climate change and social change. What is working, what isn’t, and what do we need to do differently? Managers of public…

The Support Plantation Establishment Program: Grant Opportunity

The Support Plantation Establishment Program: Grant Opportunity

Businesses, including farm foresters, can apply to both the Support Plantation Establishment program and the Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) Scheme. The Australian Government’s $73.8 million Support Plantation Establishment program will provide grant funding over 4 years to support the establishment of new long-rotation softwood and hardwood plantation forests of at least 20 hectares. New…

From Classroom to Plantation: Clancy Quirk’s Experience with the Plantation Forest Industry

From Classroom to Plantation: Clancy Quirk’s Experience with the Plantation Forest Industry

Clancy Quirk’s recent work experience stands as a resounding success story within the industry. Concurrent with his Year 12 studies at Lavalla College, Clancy engaged in a 20-week program with HVP that delved into various aspects of the business, focusing particularly on fire management and silviculture. The initial connection between Gippsland Forestry Hub and Lavalla…

Forestry Round Table with Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, Hon Darren Chester MP and Melina Bath MP

Forestry Round Table with Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, Hon Darren Chester MP and Melina Bath MP

The GF Hub held a round table forum with The Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, The Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester, Member for Eastern Victoria region Melina Bath and the Gippsland forestry hub committee members this week with discussions around the support for Victoria’s sustainable native and plantation timber industry. The meeting was…