Visitors of Franklin Forest can find wonder in ancient ecosystem processes, visit the home of swift parrots and Tasmanian devils, and revel in a myriad of fungi, lichens and mosses.
There is a short 2km tagged track through the Franklin Forest amongst prodigal nurse logs, tall Eucalyptus regnans (swamp gums), a ferned gully and a magnificent stand of leatherwood. Visits are recommended on weekends due to activity on forestry roads on weekdays. Detailed track notes are here
Friends of Franklin Forest runs monthly ecology focused guided walks through the forest. Our next walks will be the 20th of Febuary 2022 (Register here.)
Another walk will be held on the 6th of March 2022 (Register here.)
Since we started raising awareness about Franklin Forest in the winter of 2020, more than 500 people have walked under it’s canopy. When we started, Franklin Forest (then named Castle Forbes Forest) was scheduled to be logged in 2021. It has now been removed from Sustainable Timber Tasmania’s harvesting schedule.
As well as running guided walks, Friends of Franklin Forest maintain the track, and have teamed up with Franklin and Castle Forbes Bay landcare groups to manage gorse in the nearby forest.
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