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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Cate Faehrmann visits Mogo State forest as part of her South East fact finding tour

NSW Greens MLC Cate Faehrmann visited Mogo State forest to meet with concerned community members and to see first hand the impact that logging has had on the local habitat

VIDEO: Live here in a beautiful forest in Mogo which was a wildlife refuge following the hideous Black Summer fires and has been logged LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY - Signing ePetition - End Public Native Forest Logging

To sign the ePetition, confirm you are a resident of New South Wales and enter your title, first name and last name. Once you click ‘submit’ you will have signed the ePetition and will be re-directed to the Legislative Assembly’s ‘ePetitions open for signature’ page Public Native Forest Logging To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly, Public native forest logging is pushing iconic species like the koala, swift parrot and greater glider towards extinction. The 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires burnt over 5 million hectares of forest and have left them more vulnerable to the impacts of logging. The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) and the Environmental Protection Agency have recommended that in bushfire affected areas logging should cease entirely or face tighter restrictions, as current logging practices may cause irreversible damage to ecosystems and wildlife. Logging of public native forests is tax-payer subsidised. Forestry Corporation’s Hardwood Division has been operating at a significant loss for the past decade. In 2020/21 it ran at a loss of $20 million, with predictions that it will face losses of $15 million until 2024. Reports also show our state forests can generate far more income through their protection than from logging, through recreation, tourism and carbon abatement. The Western Australian and Victorian Governments have already committed to ending this industry and have developed transition plans to support affected workers and businesses. The petitioners ask the Legislative Assembly to: 1. Develop a plan to transition the native forestry industry to 100% sustainable plantations by 2024. 2. In the interim, place a moratorium on public native forest logging until the regulatory framework reflects the recommendations of the leaked NRC report. 3. Immediately protect high-conservation value forests through gazettal in the National Parks estate. 4. Ban use of native forest materials as biomass fuel.


NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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