The National Park Association will host a seminar in Mollymook this week to inform people about the NSW Government’s proposal to increase logging operations in the region.
Senior Ecologist Dr Oisin Sweeney and South East Forest Alliance and Presidents Coastwatcher’s convener Noel Plumb will speak at the seminar at Mollymook Beach Bowling Club on Wednesday, July 18 at 6.30pm.
NPA research states the changes “will results in the conversion of many public native forests into monoculture plantations”.
They also believe increase logging will result in “the remapping and rezoning of protected old growth forest areas for logging and the logging of giant hollow trees, nearly all 150 years+ old, essential to most forest wildlife.”
“The South Coast will see logging operations intensify by approximately 50 per cent over current levels, which will have further devastating impacts on our forestry systems, water supplied, carbon storage and wildlife,” the NPA states.
For more information on the seminar, phone Barry Tomkinson on 0412 250 595.
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