PMAV Clean up day. No inner city Greenies in site.. Who will do this when these areas are OFF limits to all BUSH USERS?
The 'Great' forest National Park. A play on words designed to pull on the heart strings of every environmentalist (me included). When you look into it, disaster for the economy, native wildlife and society.
Never too young to be a hunter, great family times out in the bush tracking.
Small rural towns rely on bush user groups and a lot of them on gold prospecting and historical areas. Locking these areas will decimate rural economies.
Feral cat populations are escalating. But lets lock up the forests to save the native animals...for the cats to eat.
If you overlay the proposed NP over this map, the deer populations will explode even more.
Everything in this photo would be banned in a NP.
The Laanecoorie Gold Bash is run by volunteers who are gold prospectors within these areas the government wants to lock up. Each year they have this 'Gold Bash' and raise anywhere up to $25,000 to battle cancer. Do the Greens do this or would they rather stop this type of behaviour?
Families enjoying playing in the sun and maybe finding some gold! No XBOX in sight..
Foxes in parks. The whole state should be red, but lets lock the gates on land! That will stop them!!
Some lads enjoying life on the back of a bike or two
The Eureka Pledge "We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties"
The bush is for families to enjoy, including the dog (unless NP have their way)
Melbourne rally against VEAC report.
Victoria was built on the back of gold and we still have huge quantities in the ground. Don't lock it up and replace high paying jobs with low paying tourist kiosk part time workers.
Another bush user's group collecting rubbish from these public lands. Not a NP ranger or Greenie in sight.
Some of our riding groups. They don't want to lose their children's access to ride these beautiful areas.
This is the Kinglake NP. Locked gate and the massive damage fire has done to the area. No fuel load reduction.
Logging is important to Victorian rural families, communities and Victoria. It is controlled, not out of control like Green groups would have you believe.
Many bush user groups actively remove rubbish from the bush. Here are the PMAV with a skip full of rubbish removed on one of their clean-up days
Father and son enjoying the bush
Enjoying the bush
Expensive and dangerous (to native animals) baits and aerial shooting are the NP solution to feral animals.
Country town rally against VEAC report. Miserable day, but big turn out.
Locking away access won't save native animals from the fire traps NP create
Melbourne rally against the VEAC report
Sam the koala rescued by CFA workers, NOT by NP management
Picture from the launch of the Dja Dja Parks Management Plan. Spot the prospector? You won't because there aren't any and they are now locked out of these areas!
Another locked gate. Plenty of money to shut tracks, no money to manage these areas once they are locked away.
Closed gates, but no money available for proper locks or management.
Feral deer in Victoria are almost as protected as native animals! The Greens would have you lock the gates to hunters and let these populations explode.
Bendigo rally against VEAC report.
Many riders enjoy these areas, soon to be locked away
Say hello to the biased VEAC team. Should be a green background
Enjoy your walk, leave the dog in the car
National Parks are there for day tripping, bushwalkers. THAT'S IT!! NO DOGS HO HORSES NO PROSPECTING NO HUNTERS NO FAMILY CAMPING TRIPS...BUT PLENTY OF FIRES COME SUMMER
No more camping with National Parks
Well maintained signs in another under-managed NP. Look at the fuel load and overgrown tracks.
Locking away access creates fire traps which kills more native animals than anything bush users do.
Typical once tracks become under-managed