Category Archives: Forests and Forestry

Stop logging the fire-ravaged South Coast

The information below was copied from the website of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW (of which Coastwatchers is a member). Forestry Corporation NSW is planning to restart logging in South Coast native forests in the coming weeks.    Following the Black Summer … Continue reading

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The Nexus Report: Nature Based Solutions to the Biodiversity and Climate Crisis

Authors: Charles Victor Barber, World Resources Institute; Rachael Petersen, Earthrise Services; Virginia Young, Australian Rainforest Conservation Society; Brendan Mackey, Griffith University, Cyril Kormos, Wild Heritage. The climate change and biodiversity crises that the world faces are closely intertwined – and … Continue reading

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CW Letter to EDO re 31 trees with hollows to remain standing around active logging in South Brooman Forest

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Coastwatchers Report to Environmental Protection Agency for investigation re South Brooman State Forest October 12th 2020

Coastwatchers is writing to report Forestry Corporation NSW (FCNSW) and contractors regarding the following
actions in South Brooman State Forest Compartments 58A (Eden Region) to be investigated and prosecuted as
relevant by the EPA Continue reading

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Coastwatchers Submission to Natural Resources Commission Citizens Science Strategy August 14th 2020

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Coastwatchers is a Signatory to Letter to Nippon Paper – June 25th, 2020

25 June  Coastwatchers is a signatory to a letter to Nippon Paper organised by Rainforest Action Group. A petition is also now live. One of the signatories to the letter organized a letter delivery and secured some local press. Also see press releases issued by … Continue reading

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Forest Embassy South Brooman State Forest June 29th 2020

Media Release June 26th 2020

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Coastwatchers Submission to Draft Private Native Forestry Codes of Practice NSW – May 2020

Also, below is the the submission from the Environmental Defender’s Office.

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Coastwatchers’ objection to Eden Timber Optimisation Hub May 2020

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Coastwatchers Submission to the NSW Bushfire Inquiry March 2020

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Protect Lake Brou

Lake Brou is a beautiful coastal lake lying just 2.5 kms south-west of Potato Point near Bodalla on the NSW South Coast. It is part surrounded by Eurobodalla National Park to the north-east, east and south-east, and forms part of … Continue reading

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Letter to Forest Monitoring Steering Committee – Sept 2019

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Coastwatchers Submission to Natural Resources Commission NSW Forest Monitoring and Improvement Steering Committee, Nov 8th 2019

The Commission invites comment on the draft monitoring program for the Coastal Integrated Forestry Operations Approval (IFOA) from all interested parties. The NSW Forest Monitoring and Improvement Steering Committee is independently chaired by the Natural Resources Commission. The Coastwatchers Association … Continue reading

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Coastwatchers submission re Koala inquiry August 2019

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Corn Trail Campaign Fact Sheet from Friends of the Mongarlowe River Inc

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Letters from Friends of the Mongarlowe to Environment Minister Upton & Forestry Minister Toole March 17th 2019 and EPA Response

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Corn Trail Media and Politicians Contacts

Dear Corn Trail Supporters 27 February 2019 News Sent 27 Feb Stop Work Orders demanded for compartment 517 logging above Corn Trail, Beagle Weekly Feb 26, 2019. Stop Work Orders demanded for compartment 517 above Corn Trail – Mike Kelly … Continue reading

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Corn Trail Logging Compartment 517 Info Sheet March 7 2019

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Media Release – Friends of the Mongarlowe River re Logging

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Logging the Corn Trail – Useful Media Links

C Stop Work Orders demanded for compartment 517 logging above Corn Trail, Beagle Weekly Feb 26, 2019. Stop Work Orders demanded for compartment 517 above Corn Trail – Mike Kelly says our precious native forests worth more as carbon sinks. This … Continue reading

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Ask the NSW Premier to end logging in state forests

Here’s a link to a page of the National Parks Association website, urging people and assisting them to send an email to Gladys Berejiklian urging her not to endorse the renewal of the Regional Forest Agreements, abandon radical changes to … Continue reading

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CW Submission – Integrated Forestry Operations Agreements – July 12th 2018

The NSW government has recently announced its intention to drastically weaken the logging rules (Integrated Forestry Operations Approval—IFOA) to remove numerous protections for NSW’s threatened species, koalas, old growth & rainforest and waterways. Coastwatchers IFOA remake submission with covering letter. (80KB … Continue reading

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IFOA Submission by SERCA, GSF & NPA – July 13th 2018

Submission to Environment Protection Authority from South East Region Conservation Alliance, the Great Southern Forest and the National Parks Association Far South Coast Branch, July 13th 2018. IFOA submission – SERCA, GSF, NPA – July 13 2018 (662KB .pdf)

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NPA Briefing Note: Proposed changes to NSW’s logging laws.

New Logging Rules NPA IFOA_BriefingNote_May18V3 (170KB .pdf)

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Logging laws will destroy thousands of hectares of some of the world’s most diverse forests – Media Release NPA/NCC/NCEC/SERCA/NEFA/BEC –

New logging laws released by the NSW Government this week sacrifice environmental protection to timber extraction, according to all the state’s leading forest conservation groups. 180518 – MR – Logging laws shred environmental protections (132KB .pdf)

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Old growth forest under attack as government winds back environmental protections – Media Release NCC/NPA/NEFA – May 15th 2018

The Berejiklian government’s plan to “remap” old growth forest poses serious new threat to some of the best mature forests left in NSW. 180516-MR – New laws expose old-growth forests to logging (114KB .pdf)

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Letter to the Editor – Bay Post – March 23rd 2018

South Coast conservationists have declared the UN International Forests Day on March 21 as a day of shame for the NSW Forestry Corporation and the NSW Government because of the systematic destruction of South Coast forests. They should hang their heads … Continue reading

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UN International Forests Day 21 March 2018 – Day of Shame for South Coast Forestry over destructive logging and Rotten Forest Deals.

Download (Coastwatchers MR 21 Mar 2018 Protest on International Forest Day 82KB .pdf) or read below. South Coast conservationists have declared the UN International Forests Day as a day of shame for the NSW Forestry Corporation and the NSW Government … Continue reading

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Rolling Logs Over is Purely Political – Keith Joliffe

In the last few weeks, social media has begun predicting a “roll-over” for the Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs). RFAs are arrangements between the Commonwealth and States aimed at balancing the needs of the forestry industry and its small dependent communities … Continue reading

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South Coast Conservationists Reject NSW Government Propaganda on Rotten Forest Deals (AKA Regional Forest Agreements)

Coastwatchers, Eurobodalla Shire’s largest conservation group, has rejected as complete nonsense the recent attempts by the NSW Department of Primary industries (DPI) to defend the existing Regional Forest Agreements and proposed 20 year extensions as ecologically sustainable and economically responsible.

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“Predetermined Outcome” prompts green groups to ditch NSW forest talks – Sydney Morning Herald

Please click here to read the article on the SMH website.

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Media Release Feb 14th 2018 – South Coast Conservationists Rally Against Rotten Forest Deals (Regional Forest Agreements)

Coastwatchers, other conservation groups and supporters are today rallying at Batemans Bay to protest plans by the Turnbull and Berejiklian governments to lock up 2 million hectares of public forests, hand them over to big business like the Eden Wood … Continue reading

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Alert! Save the Forests – Donate your lunch hour on 14 February 2018 at Batemans Bay

Dear Coastwatchers Members This is a chance to tell the Turnbull and Berejiklian Governments how deeply opposed you are to the destruction of our native forests by the logging industry. Please put Wednesday 14 February in your diary NOW! The push to lock … Continue reading

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NSW Govt Publication – Overview of RFA Renewals

overview-extending-regional-forest-agreements (102KB .pdf)

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Victorian Forest Investigation Underway

In February 2017, VicForests began logging an area near Warburton known as the Blue Vein coupe, just a few hundred metres from the famous 350- year-old Ada Tall Trees Reserve. Local citizen scientists from the ‘Wildlife of the Central Highlands’ … Continue reading

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Moruya Forest Forum Success

The Coastwatchers ‘Moruya Forest Forum’, was held on Wednesday 23 August 2017, and was a great success. About 100 people attended the Forum in the St. Mary’s Performing Art Centre, an ideal venue for this type of activity. The meeting opened … Continue reading

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Forest Forum Letter to the Premier October 16th 2017

Dear Premier, Prohibition on the Logging of Mogo State Forest The Coastwatchers Association Inc. opposes the continued logging of State Forests in the Batemans Bay region of the South Coast of NSW, particularly the logging of timber, which is destined … Continue reading

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Moruya Forest Forum Resources – August 23rd 2017

NPA Forests for All Plan   https://npansw.org/what-we-do/our-work/campaigns/end-native-forest-logging/ Great Southern Forest Campaign seeks to protect all of the 430,000 hectares of public native forests of the Southern and Eden Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) regions following the expiry of the RFAs. The GSF is … Continue reading

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Moruya Forest Forum Resolutions- August 23rd 2017

This meeting calls on the NSW Government to: 1. Cease Logging Mogo State Forest Immediately cease logging the Mogo State Forest until a professionally based pre logging review is undertaken and assessed, given the known presence of both the Vulnerable … Continue reading

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Moruya Forest Forum Invitation

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Propping Up a Potential Dead Asset – The Closure/Sale of the Heyfield Timber Mill

A salutary lesson in timber resource management Gippsland in Victoria is still reeling from the loss of hundreds of jobs following the closure of the Hazelwood Power Station. And then months later the largest hardwood sawmill in Australia, also based … Continue reading

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Concerned Community Members Find Endangered Greater Gliders, and Vulnerable Yellow-bellied Gliders in the Mogo State Forest

Since the logging operation commenced, volunteer members of the community have been surveying the Mogo Forest, searching for fauna that would be adversely affected by the logging activities. They were also noting the presence of habitat and feed trees. The … Continue reading

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Forest Logging Debate Erupts in Eurobodalla

For many years there have been many environmental battles to reduce or halt the logging of State Forests on the South Coast of NSW. They have never ended. The campaigns have been run by dedicated members of the community particularly … Continue reading

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The Need to Preserve Old Trees for the Conservation of Wildlife

The NSW Government is still allowing the logging of native forests, including in some areas old growth forests, here on the South Coast of NSW. This article was submitted by John Perkins to remind members of the critical significance of … Continue reading

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Things fall apart: why do the ecosystems we depend on collapse?

Professor David Lindenmayer, ANU (The Conversation 23/01/2016) People collapse, buildings collapse, economies collapse and even entire human civilizations collapse. Collapse is also common in the natural world – animal populations and ecosystems collapse. These collapses have the greatest impact on … Continue reading

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Old Growth Giants and Wilderness to Fall

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY NATURE CONSERVATION COUNCIL OF NSW NATIONAL PARKS ASSOCIATION OF NSW COLONG FOUNDATION FOR WILDERNESS COASTWATCHERSMEDIA RELEASE THURSDAY 13 JUNE 2002OLD GROWTH GIANTS AND WILDERNESS TO FALLMany of NSW’s remaining unprotected old growth and wilderness forests will be … Continue reading

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Wilderness Society Media Release February 14th 2002 re Regional Forestry Agreements

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY MEDIA RELEASE 14 FEBRUARY 2002LABOR AND LIBERAL POLICY COMMITMENTS BROKEN ON DAY 3? On just the third sitting day of the new Parliament, both Labor and Liberal are risking breaking key policy commitments in allowing the passage … Continue reading

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Silviculture – Use of Tordon by State Forests

STOP PRESS – 10 October 2001 As a result of community concern, State Forests of NSW has ceased using the chemical Tordon as part of its “management practices” in forests around Batemans Bay. There will be a review over the … Continue reading

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