National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) initiated this campaign because we’re at a crossroads in history as the Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) start to expire. The RFAs are the deals between the state and federal governments that allow industrial logging of public forests. They have meant that for the last 20 years logging has been going on in our forests that has driven many species to the brink of extinction.
Ending native forest logging through a positive alternative
Forests For All seeks to protect public native forests and end damaging industrial logging. But our plan is for more than that. We want to increase public access to forests for recreation and nature-based tourism. We want to see regional communities benefit from forests economically, physically and emotionally. We want to protect the benefits that forests provide to people: like clean, plentiful water supplies and sucking up CO2. And we want to see our forests restored to health and the wildlife in them thrive.
How will we achieve this plan?
Forests For All seeks to build a broad alliance of regional communities, health, environment, business and outdoor recreation groups. We want to demonstrate to policy makers that it’s not just environment groups who care about forests. As we build this alliance we will approach state and federal Governments, and the opposition, to convince them that our plan is a better future.
How can I help?
We need to build as broad an alliance as we can to make this a reality. So if you’re a group or individual that is interested in becoming a partner in Forests For All we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a line on the form below and we’ll get back to you.
More information and further reading
- Read our Forests For All plan
- Read our Forests For All summary document
- Read our Forests for All values statement
- Read our analysis of the Regional Forest Agreements
- Read about the impact of logging on water supplies
- Read about the impact of logging on forest species and ecosystems
- Read about the impact of logging on climate change
- Read about the economic failures of logging
- Where does the wood go?