NPA held its June State Council meeting at Laurieton, hosted by the Mid North Coast Branch. On the Sunday members participated in various tours of the region. The photos below taken by NPA Executive Officer, Gary Dunnett. The first place we visited was the site of a recent logging operation in Lorne State Forest. This was followed by a tour of a former Flora Reserve which is now incorporated into the adjacent Bago Bluff National Park.

The above images of the logging coup show the intensity of clearing, the sparsity of retained habitat trees and the extensive ground surface disturbance.
In contrast the walk through the former Flora Reserve gives some insight into the wonderful rainforests of the region, as well as a hint of the stark difference between current forestry operations and the selective forestry of previous generations. Plus great to see NPA members out in the paddock!


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