Our native forests are worth more standing. Native forests provide important habitat to many species and are there for the enjoyment of many different activities. With many of our forests heavily impacted by severe bushfires, we need to protect as much native forest as we can. Our native forests continue to be logged, with some being wood-chipped and exported to make toilet paper and cardboard. Native forests only make up 9% of NSW timber and are subsidised by plantation.
It's clear that native forests are worth more standing and NSW should end the native forest logging now.
Breach Watch is a program where ordinary citizens can help protect native forests by monitoring and reporting logging breaches. We measure tree diameters and heights, look for hollows that have been destroyed by logging, ensure habitat, nectar and giant trees are not destroyed by the chainsaws. This important work has stopped loggers in their tracks and protect native forests.
Check out the Breach Watch website and join in.
There is a proposal to reopen a dirty old coal-fired power station and burn forest 'waste' to fuel its boilers. This bio-energy would be an absolute disaster for our native forests and encourage further logging. Transporting such a large amount of 'forest waste' to the Hunter Valley has a big environmental and community footprint.