The community proposed ‘Great Forest National Park’ in Victoria’s Central Highlands is home to the world’s tallest flowering tree – the Mountain Ash – as well as one of Australia’s most endangered species – the Leadbeater’s Possum. Yet it’s at risk of logging.
American mountaineer, Rick Ridgeway, recently spent time in the Great Forest National Park as a guest of Patagonia. He’s shared his musings after visiting this special, yet threatened place.
‘There is no better incubator for outdoor activism than the outdoors.’ – Rick Ridgeway
‘Those two crises can only be solved if we save what remains of our planet’s wild places, and restore many degraded places, so the biodiversity of nature can do its job sequestering carbon.’ – Rick Ridgeway
‘If you’re an enthusiast of the outdoors, you need to be an activist to protect the outdoors, because otherwise you’re just a self-involved hypocrite.’ – Rick Ridgeway