A Chipmill and the Beginning of the Forest Wars

John Blay, writer and naturalist

Like it or not the enormous pile of woodchips across the Twofold Bay from Eden casts a darker shadow over the south east region today than it did in 1969 when the mill commenced operations.

June State Council Meeting

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.

Premier Berejiklian must defend our parks – rule out logging Murray Valley National Park

Conservation groups are calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to rule out opening any national parks to extractive industries.

NSW Deputy Premier and National Party leader John Barilaro has vowed to introduce legislation degazette Murray Valley National Park in the state’s Riverina region and to re-open the forests for logging. [1]

Logging industry report on Great Koala National Park ignores benefits and relies solely on industry data

Environment groups have today slammed a new logging industry report claiming dramatic losses of jobs and to the economy from the creation of the Great Koala National Park as baseless scaremongering.