The Victorian Government in partnership with Traditional Owners is embarking on a significant project to reform our forest management and guide the modernisation of the Victorian Regional Forest Agreements.

Victoria's public forests are valuable in their own right, and are important to the community. The connection that Victoria’s Traditional Owners and Aboriginal communities' have with Country is core to their culture and wellbeing. Forests provide Victorian communities with a broad range of uses and values that include clean water and air, grand old trees, biodiversity conservation, recreation and connection with nature, and jobs and economic opportunities.

We need to manage our forests for the multiple values they provide so future generations can enjoy and use forests as we do today. The community is key to shaping the future management and use of our forests because public forests are for the community.

You are invited to answer this survey to provide your views on how forest management can be improved, and what you would like from forests into the future.

For more information on the context, history and process visit: https://www2.delwp.vic.gov.au/futureforests

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Choose one or more of the images below which represent your vision for the future of our forests; and then, inspired by the image(s), please write your vision in words.

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Please rank in order of priority.

  1. The forest including all flora and fauna #
  2. Industry and those who work in forest-based industries #
  3. Traditional owners of the land #
  4. Tourists #
  5. Local residents, those who live in and around forests #
  6. The broader Victorian community who love and care about forests #
What are we currently doing well, regarding forest management in Victoria? Required

Please tick all relevant boxes.

Please rank in order of priority of concern.

  1. Opportunities for Traditional Owner management #
  2. Access for the activities I enjoy #
  3. Inadequate protection of traditional and/or cultural heritage #
  4. Insufficient protection of flora and fauna #
  5. Loss of jobs or income for people #
  6. Fire risk / fuel management #
  7. Victorian communities unable to have a say #
  8. Forest management not adaptive to a changing environment, climate or major bushfires #
  9. Opportunities for using resources our forests produce #
What could be done to alleviate your concerns and improve the things you most value about our forests? Required

Please tick all relevant boxes.

Please type your response.

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Are you Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?

Please tick the appropriate box.

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Your Submission has been collected by DELWP for the purpose of informing the Victorian Regional Forests Agreement. DELWP may do the following with the content of your submission.

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