O’Farrell government under pressure from Big Timber (NSW Forest and Products Association) who want to log 1 million hectares NSW Nature Reserves and National Parks

The loggers have so far singled out 43 national parks and other conservation reserves in north east NSW which they want to log.  The National Party agree to it; the Liberals have not said ‘no’

Swamp Wallaby - its thick forest and sandstone heath habitat no longer readily available; now rare where once common.  What happens when the national park habitat it could be safe in is also logged ?
Swamp Wallaby – its thick forest and sandstone heath habitat no longer readily available; now rare where once common. What happens when the national park habitat it could be safe in is also logged ?

Areas  identified for logging include: forests that qualify for World Heritage Listing, areas of core Koala habitat, and irreplaceable stands of oldgrowth forest, such as those at Chaelundi described by Justice Stein as “a veritable forest dependent zoo, probably unparalleled in south-eastern Australia

  • RICHMOND: Wollumbin, Mebbin and Goonengerry National Parks, along with Wollumbin and Whian Whian State Conservation Areas and part of Nightcap National Park;
  • PAGE: Bungawalbin and Chaelundi State Conservation Areas, along with parts of Guy Fawkes River, Chaelundi and Nymboi-Binderay National Parks
  • NEW ENGLAND: Nowendoc National Park, Tuggolo Creek Nature Reserve and Butterleaf State Conservation Area.
  • COWPER: Cascade and Bongil Bongil National Parks, part of Sherwood Nature Reserve, and Gumbaynggir, Cascade and Nymboi-Binderay State Conservation Areas.
  • LYNE: Queens Lake Nature Reserve, and Copeland Tops, Queens Lake and Lake Innes State Conservation Areas
  • PATERSON: (wholly or partially) Ghin-Doo-Ee , Myall Lakes, Columbey, Karuah, and Tilligerry National Parks, Karuah, Medowie and Tilligerry Nature Reserves, Black Bulga, Medowie, Tilligerry and Worimi State Conservation Areas, and Worimi Regional Park
  • NEWCASTLE: (wholly or partially) Worimi National Park, Tilligerry and Worimi State Conservation Areas, and Worimi Regional Park.
  • HUNTER: (wholly or partially) Watagans National Park, and Werakata and Sugarloaf State Conservation Areas.
  • CHARLTON: (wholly or partially) Watagans National Park, and Jilby and Sugarloaf State Conservation Areas.

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