Protecting Wilderness and National Parks

The Colong Bulletin

In this edition:

  • An adventure braided into a history
  • A history of the Blue Labyrinth
  • Early National Park Zoning Map Discovered
  • More plans to exploit parks
  • Please renew your support for 2015
  • Sydney's World Parks Congress
  • Combining Wilderness and World Heritage
  • It's Time

Please note: It's time for all our members, supporters and donors to renew their support and membership (only $30). If you can afford it, please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

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In this edition:

  • A Century of Walking the Wild
  • Feral horses starving in Kosciuszko National Park
  • Environmental Policies for the NSW Election March 2015
  • The demise of the native forest sector
  • National Parks on Trial
  • Defending the Pilliga's Conservation Reserves
  • University research reveals extent of damage to World Heritage river

Note: Colong Wilderness Walk - Dunphy's Kowmung Adventure
Walk Launch - 10am Friday September 26: Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 30 Parke Street, Katoomba – morning tea provided.
Event itinerary - includes short public walks and campfire events 
Dunphy's Kowmung Adventure badge, buy on-line from the Colong shop, only $10.

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In this edition:

  • Tribute to Jim Somerville, AM
  • Bob Carr our new Parton
  • Coalpac Energy Security
  • Feral horses ruining the high country
  • Experimental horse riding
  • Hello from John Robens
  • Thank you Elizabeth Elenius
  • Colong Wilderness Walk - Dunphy's Kowmung Adventure Sep 26-Oct6, 2014
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In this edition:

  • Death of our Patron, the Hon Neville Wran AC, QC
  • Sweeping changes threaten State Forests
  • Will multinational corporations be allowed to sue?
  • Myles Dunphy, Bert Gallop & their Kowmung Adventure – October 1914
  • Miners lay siege to the Gardens of Stone
  • Federal Government abandons the environment
  • A policy to bulldoze wildlife habitat
  • Raising Warragamba Dam Wall
  • Aircraft to clog the wilderness sky

NoteUWS Hawkesbury Foundation is convening the Alex Colley Memorial Symposium, 
          ‘21st Century Wilderness’ – Keynote speaker – The Hon Bob Carr
Sunday, 29 June, 2014 , 2:00 to 4:30 pm, Memorial Hall, Hawkesbury Campus, Richmond
RSVP by the 13th June to sustainability@uws.edu.au or phone Helen Angelakis 4570 1000

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In this edition:

  • Alexander Gerald Colley. Friend. Bushwalker. Conservationist
  • “They always bring too much!”
  • Proposed delisting of World Heritage Forests in Tasmania
  • Alex Colley and early days of the Colong Committee
  • Cosmopolitan Conservationists, Greening Modern Sydney – book review
  • Blue Mountains, green or black?
  • Thank you Colong Foundation Donors
  • Riders on a storm
  • Time to better protect our Special Area catchments
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In this edition:

  • More development threatens Jenolan Caves
  • Coalpac defeated, bring on the Gardens of Stone Stage 2
  • SUBW Nude Calendar 2014 supports the Colong Foundation
  • Fires, facts and friction
  • Please renew your support for 2014
  • NCC Annual Conference Resolutions 2013
  • The Myles Dunphy Map Project
  • The 10th World Wilderness Congress
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In this edition:

  • Getting to the truth on the proposed NSW planning system
  • NSW Government’s ‘mine approval policy’
  • Horse riders push for the wilderness heartland
  • Don’t burn NSW forests for electricity
  • Climate Change thinker calls for divestment
  • The Blue Mountains – my home
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In this issue:

  • Oppose plans for horse riding tracks in wilderness areas
  • National Park 'bashing' continues
  • Shock at damage to catchment areas
  • Planning razzle-dazzle
  • Penrith a city of a flood plain
  • Hunting in national parks unworkable
  • Cape York savanah sojourn
  • Miners continue to deny protection for the Gardens of Stone
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In this issue:

  • A new Planning Act for NSW
  • Why Ben Bullen State Forest should be reserved
  • Don't raise Warragamba Dam and save our World Heritage listed wilderness
  • Shooters declare war on national parks
  • Blue Mountains Heritage Assessment on track
  • 'The First National Park'
  • Tribute to Jim Somerville A.M.
  • Time for a National Wilderness Act
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In this issue:

  • The PAC inquiry that did not pull its punches
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Colong Foundation Donors
  • NSW Hazard Reduction Review
  • Problems with OEH Interim Corporate Plan 2012-2013
  • Colong needs more Wilderness Champions
  • Bells Line of Road - on the road to suburbia
  • Let's not get emotional
  • Tracking down the Man for Snowy River's ghost ...
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