More than 600 Leadbeater's Possum colonies have been found and protected in Victoria. Each time a colony is detected in State forest a 12 hectare protection zone is immediately placed around the sighting.
Click here to read more about Victoria's State faunal emblem and what VicForests is doing to support the recovery of the Leadbeater's Possum.
VicForests has released its 2017 Resource Outlook which forecasts the amount of high quality timber that can be commercially supplied from State forests in eastern Victoria on a sustainable basis.
Nathan Trushell, Acting CEO VicForests said the Resource Outlook is developed using a range of systems and processes.
Every year hundreds of millions of eucalyptus seeds are spread across Victoria’s State forests.
The seeds are used to regrow areas that have been harvested to supply wood to Victoria’s timber industry. Helicopters aerially spread seeds over larger areas and smaller areas are sown by hand.
VicForests offers a variety of exciting and challenging careers in native forestry. Roles within the business range from planners and foresters who manage the day to day operations to ecology and technology experts that manage projects and innovations that drive forward the business in our current market.