Also see for East Gippsland

What is clearfell logging? Click Here

Why use overlays in Google Earth to see how much forest has already been clearfell logged? Click Here

Where is clearfell logging going to occur in East Gippsland over the next 12 months? Find out using Google Earth.

What are Rainforest buffers?

Do your own rainforest audit of clearfell logging near rainforest using Google Earth. See for yourself if logging breached rainforest buffer guidelines.

National Parks and reserves boundaries for Google Earth

Rainforest Sites of Significance (Layer for Google Earth)

East Gippsland clearfell logging history.

VRN has created overlays for Google Earth that expose the cumulative effect of clearfell logging on the forested landscape of East Gippsland.

Find out more about why it is necessary to use overlays to see the extent of past clearfell logging.

Download Google Earth clearfell logging overlays

The East Gippsland clearfell logging overlays for Google Earth cover the area shown in the map below.

The clearfell logging KMZ files for Google Earth contain 15 individual maps that are the same coverage as standard 1:50,000 topographic maps. The numbers in red on the map are the key for each individual clearfell logging overlay for Google Earth.

When these overlays are activated in Google Earth, the cumulative clearfell logging effect can be revealed. The pink areas represent old growth forest that was clearfell logged from the late 1980's to June 2004. The dull green areas are young even-aged forests that were clearfell logged from the early 1970's to the late 1980's.

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Download all overlays at once or select individual overlays from index map.


The source maps are publicly available and can be viewed on the DSE SFRI mapping web site. It should be noted that the overlay VRN has created is only as accurate as the governments SFRI mapping, you may pick up some discrepancies when using Google Earth. Additionally any logging that has occurred in the past few years will not be revealed as the Google Earth and the governments SFRI maps. (Hence more has been clearfell logged than what is revealed). Note: SFRI = Statewide Forest Resources Inventory.

It is handy to be able to see the National Park and reserves boundaries for East Gippsland.


Some things you may want to look at in Google Earth