A local ecologist is calling for the Environment Minister Matt Kean to protect important koala habitat and ensure that the EPA prosecute the Forestry Corporation for breaking the new logging rules.
A member of the public has taken the day off work to lock onto a NSW Forestry Corporation harvester in the Lower Bucca State Forest this morning to stop logging and desecration of sacred sites.
Logging machinery was removed from the Nambucca State Forest last week by the NSW Forestry Corporation in response to five weeks of strong community opposition.
As logging resumes following the recent devastating fires, calls are increasing for protection of Nambucca State Forest as one of ‘the last areas of unburnt forests on the state’s north coast’.
With logging due to start in the Braemar State Forest next Friday, the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) are calling on the community to voice their opposition to logging of core Koala habitat.
Tensions are rising over protecting koala habitat, and therefore koala lives, as preparations are made to log Braemar State Forest, south of Casino.
Illegal logging by the Forestry Corporation has been belatedly penalised by the EPA formal warnings and a paltry fine.
Forests, rivers – we need to turn our thinking on its head and look at how we create healthy systems before we even think about what we can take from them.
Forest protectors stopped logging of koala habitat for a second day in Gibberagee State Forest on Tuesday before leaving the forest.
Long-time North Coast forest protector Dailan Pugh said he is ‘at my wits end’ after the NSW Forestry Corporation yesterday failed to honour an agreement that saw an end to activists occupying Gibberagee state forest last week.
The North East Forest Alliance has accused the NSW Government of ‘fraudulently claiming a shortfall in high quality logs available from State Forests in north-east NSW’ .
Two local environment groups have set up their own public meetings to inform NorthCoast residents of impending dramatic changes to logging agreements in state forests they say would 'cut environmental protections to the bone'.
A North Coast environment group has been left reeling after NSW Government bureaucrats unilaterally cancelled an inspection tour of degraded local forests just days before it was due to take place.
So-called ‘forest reserves’ recently declared by the state government are no more than window-dressing, according to a local conservation group, and could potentially pave the way for more serious and intensive logging in other areas.
The Greens and conservation groups have condemned the forcible ending of a forest blockade in a high-use koala area near Bellingen after 30 days of sit-ins and lock-ons prevented the removal of old-growth logs.
The North East Forest Alliance has hit out at calls from the Department of Primary Industries for up to 18,000 North Coast farmers to consider logging their properties, saying it is ‘targeting the best koala habitat left on private land for intensified logging'.
A controversial plan to burn harvested sections of North Coast native forests to generate so-called ‘renewable’ electricity has been widely derided by the Greens and environment groups.
The Greens say a successful trial of koala sniffer dogs in a Northern Rivers state forest should be extended across the state but the state government has told parliament there are currently ‘no projects being conducted in state forests that require sniffer dogs.’
The North East Forest Alliance has accused the NSW Forestry Corporation of deliberately logging in areas that could impact on the future survival of an endangered native freshwater fish.
The Forestry Corporation picked the International Day of Forests to write to North East Forest Alliance auditor Dailan Pugh threatening him with a $2,200 fine if he returns to meet with the Environment Protection Authority or audit Gibberagee State Forest.
A representative of the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) was ejected from a meeting that he called with the Environment Protection Authority at Gibberagee State Forest after it was ‘gatecrashed by the Forestry Corporation’.
In her final act as a member of parliament, north coast-based Greens MLC Jan Barham said it was ‘time for the new premier to act on climate change and the environment by putting a stop to the logging of public native forests in NSW’.
A north coast environment group has lashed the EPA, which has issued NSW Forestry Corporation with not one cent in fines despite proof the corporation flouted its compliance obligations at Cherry Tree State Forest, near Casino.
North coast conservationists are supporting a call for an inquiry into Wood Supply Agreements for public lands in North East NSW following revelations a key contract has been secretly extended.
Around 100 north-coast environment activists converged on the Coffs Harbour office of the NSW Forestry Corporation (NSWFC) this morning, using International Forests Day to highlight the proposed intensification of logging in NSW public native forests.