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North East Forest Alliance NEFA

For more detail on planned new logging rules, see our website.
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The Eastern Blossum Bat will be one of the losers.
Photo David Milledge.

James was used to seeing koalas in odd locations, but the one clinging to his bull bar took the biscuit.|By Peter Hannam

LNVs next general meeting will be held Sat 17 Oct starting 10am in Bowraville. Focus will be on event stall planning. Contact for venue details. All welcome

LNV welcomes the assurance from Min. Speakman, following intense community lobbying that the proposed steep land cable logging trial is not anticipated to be included in the new logging rules. It rules out this damaging practice in the short term and is a victory for commonsense.

Cable logging is a huge threat to our river system and water quality. Downstream water users and farmers stand to be most effected by the inevitable sedimentation movement which will be caused by this industrial scale logging on our steepest upper catchments slopes over 30 degrees. These slopes have been protected from logging for over 20 years due to their highly erodible nature. They are refuges for endangered species like the koala and the big old trees which hold the hillsides together and filter rain runoff. Now Forest corp want to cable log them because they have run out of timber supply due to overlogging! Its a no brainer!

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NSW Labor

Cable logging strips our forests bare and causes erosion, water damage and even landslides - but Mike Baird's Liberal National Government is trying to let it into NSW forests.

Cable Logging has been banned in NSW for more than 20 years, and if returned to government, we'll stop it again. We need a sustainable forestry industry - not one that causes permanent damage to our environment.

Sign the petition to keep cable logging out of NSW forests:

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Another insidious threat to our local area..

<p>Right now, the NSW State Government is planning to begin cable logging of steep forested slopes. Areas that are hard to get to and play a vital role in holding our catchments together are now under immediate threat. Our project is to make a short film clip to use as a campaign tool to build comm…

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This petition aims to protect rivers, forest and farmland on the Dorrigo Plateau from the invasion of the mining industry. The NSW government has allowed unrestricted mineral exploration in a number of east coast water catchments, including the Dorrigo plateau and surrounds. The township of Dorrigo…

Hey Nambucca folk and beyond - this insanity is proposed to be trialled in the headwaters of the Nambucca catchment! Nambucca Valley Conservation Association and local NEFA folk are cranking up a campaign to opposes. another threat to our local forests and water - just in the wake of Lock the Nambucca Valley succeeding to head of a major antimony exploration project in the same areas...Get in touch to get involved

<p>Right now, the NSW State Government is planning to begin cable logging of steep forested slopes. Areas that are hard to get to and play a vital role in holding our catchments together are now under immediate threat. Our project is to make a short film clip to use as a campaign tool to build comm…

Celebrating the life of Phillip Hughes today in Macksville. Heartfelt sympathies to Greg, Virginia, Jason, Megan, family, friends and our community. This amazing young man has touched the world with his life..RIP Phillip Hughes

AN ESTIMATED 150 people braved the rain at Coffs Harbour Jetty on Sunday morning to participate in the world-wide march for action on climate change.

Lots of people participating in Coffs yesterday supporting the need for action on climate change..

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Blicks River Guardians

Dundurrabin today ...

We celebrated Blicks River Guardians 1st birthday ...
Shared a beautiful homemade lunch ...
Gathered in the sunshine to send a message to... world leaders.
We want climate action!

Great turn out on the Blicks River, Dorrigo Plateau, NSW.

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Further to previous newsletters, we continue to follow happenings via the ASX The Extraordinary General Meeting was held on Friday 15th August with resolutions to remove the current board and replace them failing. The current directors are - Mr Xiao Jing Wang (Chairman), Mr Graeme Fraser (CEO), Mr…
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The Wilderness Society

Our rural communities need your help to protect Australia's precious groundwater.

We currently have important national laws to protect this life-giving resource... but next week the Abbott Government will ask our Senate to vote to trash those laws and hand over the reins to the state governments.

We can’t let this happen.

It will become easier for conflicted state governments to push through mining and coal seam gas projects, and instead of federal oversight with impacts on nature, environmental monitoring will be at the whim of the states.

Farmers’ livelihoods in regions like the beautiful Pilliga in New South Wales will be at risk. Rural communities are at risk. Forests, plants and animals reliant on groundwater are at risk. The Outback's life-giving springs and Great Artesian Basin are at risk.

Here’s how you can help:

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Lock The Gate Alliance added 4 new photos.

Congratulations to the community of Central Greenough near Geraldton in the Mid West of WA! The first locality in the West to declare itself Gasfield Free! 96% ...of respondents to the community survey voted to keep their lands and roads free from invasive gas mining and fracking.

News story here: and media release here:

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We need to support our neighbours..please sign

Check out our on-line Petition to the Legislative Council of the NSW Parliament here. Sign it yourself, share it on Facebook, by email and on Twitter. We can make a difference.
Documentary on "The Demon Fault" delves into the lives of several very different Australians, who find themselves drawn into a deadly serious yet crazy battle ove...