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The Colong Bulletin

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In this edition:

  • Smokescreen
  • Gardens of Stone continues to receive attention
  • Lithgow’s Gang Gang Gallery supports Gardens of Stone
  • GIVE A DAM: a year in review
  • Feral horses, fire and drought – Guy Fawkes River National Park, October 2019
  • Snowy 2.0 attack on Kosciuszko National Park
  • Old growth forests in two states
  • Camping ban part of Light to Light bid for iconic walk status
  • Mining in catchments report finds on-going damage acceptable

Available now of Xmas - Native Fauna of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area
by Judy, Peter and Kate Smith
RRP softcover $40.00, including postage when purchased from the Colong shop
172 pages, soft cover, two locality maps, over 200 colour photos and 20 illustrations.

Available direct from the Colong Foundation online shop, the authors (email smitheco@ozemail.com.au) or from Blue Mountains bookshops and visitor centres, Abbey’s Bookshop in Sydney, and the National Botanic Gardens bookshop in Canberra.

This book describes the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and the status, local distribution and ecology of east of its 68 mammal, 254 bird, 74 reptile and 36 frog species, an outstanding native fauna whose diversity, scientific value and conservation importance are of recognised international significance. The Authors, Dr Judy Smith and Dr Peter Smith, are ecologists who have lived in the Blue Mountains for forty years. Kate Smith is a visual artist who grew up in the Blue Mountains and now lives in Canberra.

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In this edition:

  • Moffitt's celebrated at Lithgow State Mine Museum
  • Meeting dates
  • Climate change responsibility
  • Nature needs half
  • Blue Mountains World Heriage in Crisis
    • The Colong Foundation brings Warragamba Dam before the World Heritage Committee
    • No Dams policy under threat
    • Consensus ban on mining in World Heritage Areas at risk
    • The 4Nature -v- Springvale Court battle 
    • Protecting natural quiet from aircraft noise
  • Testing times for Environment Minister Kean
  • Featured wilderness - Tuross
  • National Parks converted to plantations
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In this edition:

  • Destination Pagoda – wins support
  • Meeting dates
  • Rescuing the Wilderness, Book Review
  • How do you GIVE A DAM?
  • Raising Warragamba Dam wall has to be stopped!
  • Giving a dam - year 12 student viewpoint
  • Guy Fawkes - featured wilderness
  • Katoomba airfield development plans
  • Stop logging public native forests
  • Scientists stand firm on effective and humane culling of feral horses
  • Milo Dunphy on not compromising
  • Privatising national parks and the loss of wilderness
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In this edition:

  • Nature Report NSW
  • Lithgow’s conservation unionists remembered
  • How do you GIVE A DAM?
  • AGM & Launch of Destination Pagoda
  • Centennial Coal’s plan to fix the Wollangambe River
  • Singleton Army Base brumby cull
  • 21st Century Wilderness
  • Rescuing the Wilderness
  • Burning forests worse than burning coal 
  • Rainforest to racetrack, down the Illawarra Escarpment
  • Leak inquiry discovers water losses from Sydney’s drinking water catchments
  • Congratulations Harry Burkitt – our young environmentalist of the year

Launch of Destination Pagoda and Annual General Meeting 

On Tuesday April 16th from 6pm at the Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney, Tom Zubrycki, Award winning documentary maker, will introduce the Sydney premier of his new work Destination Pagoda that tells the story of the Gardens of Stone campaign and how the future of this spectacular region hangs in the balance.

Guest speaker Ian Brown, adventurer, climber and respected park management consultant, will outline the potential of the Gardens of Stone as a world-class tourism and conservation reserve. 

Light refreshments will be served afterwards and then Colong Foundation AGM will be convened at 7.15pm.