Roger Lembit, Convenor, Parks Management Committee
NPA has completed its submission on the draft Plan of Management for Mount Canobolas SCA published by NPWS.
Mount Canobolas State Conservation Reserve is a significant reserve in Central Western New South Wales. It is an important feature of the Orange District and brings economic benefits, including tourism. Its highest value, however, is for nature conservation. An extinct volcano, Mount Canobolas stands out in the landscape, being one of few subalpine ecosystems in central NSW. It supports a wide range of rare and restricted species, with the combination of the geology, location, altitude and biodiversity making it a unique natural wonder.
The much-needed Draft Kosciuszko Wild Horse Management Plan 2016 is currently on public exhibition until 19 August 2016.
The draft plan, developed with input from an Independent Technical Reference Group and after extensive community engagement, is a review of the 2008 Kosciuszko National Parks Horse Management Plan.
Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) that have been the framework for public forest management in NSW for 20 years have failed to achieve any of their top-line aims, a new study has found.
The Agreements, which were the centrepiece of the peace deal that ended the “Forest Wars” of the 1980s and 1990s, were supposed to lead to:
- Creation of a comprehensive, adequate and representative system of forest reserves;
- Implementation and enforcement of ecologically sustainable forest management practices;
- Development of a viable, ecologically sustainable timber industry;
- Ongoing research into ecological, economic, and social aspect of forest management.