Logging stops at Mogo but the protests over the subsequent impact continues

Some Mogo residents, outraged by the carnage and fire hazard left behind after Forestry Corporation had "sustainably managed" the public forest adjoining their properties, have erected a highway sign in Mogo.

Above: newly erected sign at Mogo "adding further to the message that logging and tourism do not mix." The sign comes with this message: My name is Lynne Freeman, a long-time resident of Mogo and I have put up this sign as people driving down the highway have no idea of the devastation of the forest by the NSW Forestry Corporation beyond the “visual buffer zone”. It was an act of frustration on my part in getting our voice heard above the spindoctoring from Forestry and the non-compliance to their own rules, the only surveillance coming from concerned locals and environmental groups who are increasingly denied access to the forest due to “safety concerns” so operations can go on with little or no scrutiny. I urge people to go down to the State Forest roads on the east side of Mogo to see for themselves the destruction, where all food and habitat understorey has been bulldozed and wildlife left to a slow death through starvation or exposure. A few trees left in a ploughed landscape is NOT habitat. I ask people to contact those in Government and NSW Forestry Corporation and voice their feelings. If an area must be logged then it should be done so “selectively”.

Friends of the Forest recently addressed Eurobodalla Council the "Meaningless Visual Protection Zone" behind Mogo Tourist Village and the implications for the assurances given by FCNSW on the protection zone at Corunna State Forest

Above: a photo presented to Eurobodalla Councillors as evidence of the clearing behind Mogo with the suggestion that this is what lays ahead for Corunna

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