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 bushfires, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) restricted logging on the South Coast to give the fragile burnt forests and wildlife a chance to recover.
The EPA says that recovery could take over 100 years in some forests, so that tree hollows can form and threatened species populations can recover.
But Forestry Corp is now saying it will ignore the EPA’s concerns and it plans to start logging on the South Coast again.
This is a reprehensible move that puts threatened species like the greater glider at threat.
Forestry Corporation also plans to log areas which were unburnt or only lightly burnt during the fires. Areas which survived largely intact are refuges for animals that were displaced due to extensive burning in surrounding forests. They have nowhere else to go.
Please click through to the NCC website (https://www.nature.org.au/get-involved/take-action/stop-logging-the-fire-ravaged-south-coast/) to view a video on the topic and to send an email to tell your local MP that you are disgusted with the plan to decimate these forests and that Forestry Corp needs to immediately halt plans to log the South Coast forests.