Protecting Wilderness and National Parks

The Colong Bulletin

In this edition:

  • The Gardens of Stone finally getting attention (view exhibition gallery)
  • Horse riding in wilderness trial a debacle
  • Centennial Coal’s waste heap collapse and bushwalkers investigate
  • Crown land must remain in public hands
  • Threatened heritage subversion… Centennial Coal’s swamp scam
  • Burning Forests for ‘Dead Koala’ Power
  • Sports fields in Berowra Valley National Park
  • Myles Dunphy – ‘Bushwalker Extraordinaire’
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In this edition:

  • The Gardens of Stone: In Focus
  • Wollangambe River, fighting for its life
  • Changes to online membership
  • Wolgan Walk
  • Great Forest National Park
  • Coal industry moves goal posts and succeeds in scoring own goals
  • Tasmanian wilderness forever
  • Horseriding abuse of national parks and wilderness
  • Thirlmere Lakes – World Heritage in danger 
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In this edition:

  • The NSW Government’s environmental record
  • Thank you 2014 Donors
  • More than just talk, the NCC Annual Conference
  • Backfire in the bush, an update on fire management in NSW
  • Tasmanian Wilderness at Risk: A Call to Action
  • Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Feral horses before conservation

Note: The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is to be held on Thursday April 23rd, 2015 at 5.00pm at the Colong Foundation Office.

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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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