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The logging of Mt St Leonard

new toolangi coupes

 In 2008 VicForests started a coupe which has recently been completed and is now visible on the side of the mountain.  VicForests have now requested to log two more coupes that will be visible from Yarra Glen, School Lane, the Main Street of Healesville and the balcony of Innocent Bystander. 

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Current view of existing coupe with Mt St Leonard Fire Tower in the background

new toolangi coupes

The following is the view from Healesville

coupe 297-847-0010 from healesville

Contractors have moved into new coupes to the left and below is an artists impression of what it will look like from Yarra Glen and Yerring and tourist pots in Toolangi if VicForests logging requests are granted by the DSE.

new coupes toolangi artists renditino

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new toolangi coupes2

Contractors back in the coupe 297-84 this year digging up logs that were buried underground

burried logs small

toolangi logs dug up and split

The following are proposed logging areas that VicForests has asked for which are currently under review by DSE

trp amendments

This has been approximately added to the following Google Earth map

arial view from mt st leonard

To create the following views from around the Yarra Valley

view from coles

view from innocent bystander

view from maroondah highway

view from school lane

view from yarra glen race course

 

This area at the base of Mt St Leonards is the start of the National trail and makes up the proposed C.J. Dennis Centennial Trail from Kinglake to the Monda Track. The proposed logging is right across the national Trail.

What VicForests have requested to do next? - this map of public safety zones shows where the next logging coupes will take place

public safety zones toolangi

 
 

This area at the base of Mt St Leonards is the start of the National trail and makes up the proposed C.J. Dennis Centennial Trail from Kinglake to the Monda Track

Logging the National Trail

logging national trail

Created as a tourism and environmental icon as part of Australia's Bicentennial celebrations, the Australian Bicentennial National Trail (ABNT) is a 5,330 km multi-use trail. Most people are surprised by Environment Minister Gavin Jenning's decision to allow logging of the Australian Bicentential National Trail. Public safety zones around the logging areas make it illegal to use the Victorian end in Toolangi. Other logging in the area is going to impact the recently proposed CJ Dennis Memorial trail that will connect Kinglake and the Monda Track. Read More

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