The Milton Branch of the National Parks Association of NSW is calling for an immediate moratorium on all forest logging in State Forests on the South Coast.
According to the group, there has been an intensification of logging in the remaining South Coast's forest areas.
The National Parks Association (NPA) Milton Electorate is a non-government, non-political community-based organisation of 160 members and families in the Milton/Ulladulla area.
It is concerned with the preservation and protection of our natural environment and its enjoyment by future generations.
The NPA tries to present a balanced and fact-based commentary on key matters of interest to us and its community.
The group says there has been a 50 per cent increase in logging activity in the area.
"The Mogo State Forest and South Brooman near Termeil are currently being intensively logged, with most of the logs destined to be pulped, or to be sold as salvage saw logs or firewood," the Milton NPA said in a statement.
"Less than one per cent will be used for poles, piles or girders.
"This level of logging flies directly in the face of the expert scientific advice from the State Governments own Natural Resources Commission, who have stated that the 'the intensive harvesting (has been) introduced to prop up an unsustainable wood supply arrangement at the expense of the environment'.
"It must be clearly understood that these proposed intensive harvesting practices are effectively clear-felling diverse native forest to replace with even age native plantations in a deliberate manner," the statement concluded.
NPA Branch President Brigitte Nairn is also calling for an immediate moratorium on logging.
"The recent bushfires affected more than five million hectares of land in NSW, including nearly 40 per cent of all state forest and national parkland. 150 parks have had more than 50 per cent of their area burned, with huge impacts on native vegetation and wildlife," she said.
"If we are to save our unique Australian natural environment on the south coast, we need bold measures similar to those adopted by the Federal Government in dealing with COVID-19.
"Our wildlife and our natural environment need time to recover. This is an emergency situation. Intensive logging is destroying important bushfire recovery habitat.
"Nature-based tourism is the most important economic asset this region has going for it, and we need to act decisively to restore and protect it, not destroy what is left with low value add logging."
She said an immediate moratorium on logging is the only way to ensure that happens.