WEPA hosting NPA/NCC Public Forum: Logging Our Wildlife Away
7pm Tuesday 15 May 2018, Glenaeon School Hall, Castlecrag
“It beggars belief that the Forestry Corporation has got away with this for the last decade. It’s vandalism pure and simple.”
Former NSW Environment Minister Bob Debus, talking about logging on the north coast. Image: NPA NSW
How Government is destroying our national treasures and what you can do about it!
This month WEPA is excited to be co-hosting a launch with the National Parks Association of NSW and Nature Conservation Council of NSW of a series of public forums to stop the disastrous logging in NSW state forests.
There are two million hectares of publicly owned state forests in NSW. What do you think is the best use of these forests?
1. Logging them for timber and woodchips
2. Logging and burning them for energy
3. Protecting them for wildlife, nature, water supplies and storing carbon
If you chose the latter, you’re in agreement with 90% of people polled in the north coast seats of Ballina and Lismore! So why are the threats to forests and wildlife escalating against community wishes?
Destructive public native forest logging allowed under the Regional Forest Agreements is set to be renewed for another 20 years by the NSW government without an independent scientific review and assessment of alternative options for forest use. UNLESS WE STOP THEM.
Please join WEPA for this informative public forum to find out how the Federal and State Coalition Governments are destroying our national treasures and what you can do about it.
Where: Glenaeon School Hall, 121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag
When: 7PM* start (WEPA members please note the earlier start for this meeting) Tuesday 15 May 2018
Alix Goodwin, CEO NPA NSW
Oisin Sweeney, Snr Ecologist NPA NSW
Noel Plumb, Convenor, South East Forest Alliance and President of Coastwatchers
Free: RSVP HERE.