In this case, I don't understand why DEECA / parks victoria are so willing to throw more cash around to do something that most users do not want them to do. If bush fire is to hit the area, the whole park is going to go up in blaze anyway, with or without "remediation". In fact, leaving the remnants intact is (perhaps contentious) better for the environment. Wildlifes can use the felled trees and what not.This follows on from the previous discussion above around the post-storm logging - which is pretty contentious not just with YRMTB and mtb riders but also with the trail runners, walkers, birders et al, and national parks/conservation groups who don't want to see what remains of a forest that has suffered the destructive impacts of the storms be further flattened in the name of "remediation". \
I think as much as anything else the frustration with DEECA/VicForests is a sense that they treat the area as a problem to be solved with interventionist management rather than as an asset with a range of motivated user groups who want to see the forest conserved, as as a result don't meaningfully work with those groups and end up doing shit like flattening mountain bike trails at the same time as dragging their feet for years on sanctioning additional trails etc. The YRMTB crew have put huge amounts of volunteer time into Silvan and Warby over the last few years and then shit like this comes round again... can't blame them for wanting to throw their hands up.