Protecting Wilderness and National Parks

Reject plans to log native pines and graze cattle in the Pilliga’s state conservation areas

We need your help to stop plans to log native woodlands and graze stock in conservation reserves. In June, the Natural Resources Commission published a plan for commercial logging and grazing in Pilliga's conservation reserves just north of Coonabarabran.

Please write to Premier Baird and relevant Cabinet Ministers using the letter guide below.  
More detailed arguments opposing these plans are available here.

Extra points you could mention to personalise your letter:

The dense white cypress trees are not an ecological problem, these trees naturally form dense clumps. Dense patches found in these reserves are in any case less than 20 hectares in size (NRC p62).

The problem of white cypress exists mostly in the minds of those who want to log these parks. Eucalypts are more common in the four state conservation areas targeted for cypress logging that also support a broad range of young and old white cypress trees in woodlands (NRC, p63).

Logging white cypress pine does not necessarily increase growth and regeneration of eucalypts in western NSW (NRC, p67).

I strongly oppose handing the management of these state conservation areas over to local loggers, miners and graziers.

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