Leaked Government Report shows continued logging in bushfire affected forests is unsustainable

Natural Resources Commission  –   Final Report Coastal IFOA operations post 2019/20 wildfires

The leaked Cabinet in Confidence NRC report recommends:  

1) No logging of Narooma and Nowra management zones, where logging was identified as posing an “extreme risk” to environmental values for three years (Bodalla/Dampier State Forests where 4 operations are currently proposed). 

2) Protecting 75% of all state forest in the Batemans Bay, Eden, Badja and Bago-Maragle Management Zones which were all identified as ‘high risk’.

Forests being logged now do not have 75% of forest set aside. Logging must stop immediately in SE NSW native public forests including active logging in Mogo, Currowan and Shallow Crossing State Forests. Stop logging our Mogo and Bodalla mountain bike tracks that have $16 million investment pledged. The Forestry industry keeps ignoring the Fires Changed Everything and it cannot continue business as usual.

It’s Game Over for the twenty SE NSW loggers and haulage operators logging our fire damaged public native forests. Where is the WA style, Just Transition to Plantations Industry Plan so these highly mobile workers can work 100% in plantations?  Then wildlife and our local communities can continue to recover, forests act as a carbon sink and local small business focus on eco-tourism including mountain biking and camping.


27 Nov 2021  Leaked Government Report Confirms Logging in Burnt Native Forests Unsustainable  New Bush Telegraph

26 Nov 2021 South Coast logging should stop immediately following NRC report into logging The Beagle  CW FB post 

26 Nov 2021 Hidden report pushed for post-bushfire logging on the NSW south coast to stop, residents angered ABC Illawarra   CW FB Post

25 Nov 2021 Final Report Coastal IFOA operations post 2019/20 wildfires NRC June 2021

25 Nov 2021 Secret document urges native logging halt in NSW regions hit hard by black summer bushfires The Guardian

25 Nov 2021 Justin Field Facebook post re analysis

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