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A call to halt logging of Corunna Forest

The Corunna Forest Protection Group are calling on the government to halt their intentions to log the Corunna Forest They have initiated a campaign as well as taking vocal action on the ground to highlight the proposed logging. They stand to achieve NO logging in the Corunna State Forest by the Forest Corporation (Compartment 3058) either side of the Princes Highway, on the northern approach to the heritage landscape of historic Central Tilba, bounded by Corunna Lake and Brushgrove Lane. Protesting on the grounds that:

  • The effect of logging will destroy the habitat of threatened species of wildlife.

  • The forest is a valuable resource for the capture of carbon, and will contribute to the carbon emissions target, thus reducing the impact of climate change.

  • This is not a sustainable ecological practice, which may see the logs transported long distances to be wood chipped. We need to plant trees not cut them down. You can sign the online petition HERE The Corunna Forest Protection Group advise "The use of heavy machinery now to log South Coast forests has a massive impact on soil disturbance. "During significant rainfall events this soil will wash down slope into the nearby coastal lake impacting on the delicate coastal lake aquatic environment including on sea grass productivity. Sea grass is described as the "juice of life" for fin fish and crustaceans. "There should never be logging in the catchments of our coastal lakes. You cannot in fact have a healthy coastal lake without a healthy catchment."

"In THIS Independent Public Inquiry into Coastal Lakes: Final Report by the Healthy Rivers Commission of New South Wales document Corunna is mentioned on Page 6,19,37,38 and 69 and is highlighted in yellow marker to draw your attention. "This document adds a lot of weight to why logging around lakes is unsustainable and incredibly damaging to waterways and the life that it supports." Sean Burke, member of the group advised "We are now fast approaching an election and our local Member for Bega and the electorate will be reminded on a continuing basis with photos of the damage this needless logging in our State Coast forests."

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