Fifty people slept under the stars, and one up a tree, to raise awareness for proposed logging in Brooman State Forest recently.
The Brooman Forest Conservation group's Big Canopy Campout was held on Saturday, October 17.
The Big Canopy Campout is an international event bringing the world's canopy and forest community together for one night in [or under] the canopy each year. In Australia, their chosen charity is the Bob Brown Foundation.
The local campout was part of a campaign to stop proposed new logging in the South Brooman State Forest.
South Brooman resident Takesa Frank said the campout achieved its goal of raising awareness.
"It was good to see people share photos among their networks and really see what's going on," she said.
"Some people really didn't know much about what's happening but they came along anyway which was great."
Two tours of the logged areas proved to be conversation starters.
"Visiting that active logging site, the machinery, seeing what happens and how quickly the sites get logged was really surprising to a lot of people," Ms Frank said.
"Seeing how much fuel load there still is on a site that was logged four months ago showed what a huge hazard it is too."
The group was joined by Wollongong woman, Yolli who spent some of the day sleeping up a tree. Her bedrame and ropes were set up by school teacher and forest campaigner, Miranda Gibson.
Her 449 days spent up a tree in Tasmania is the longest running tree sit in Australian history.
The campout was also attended by members of Coastwatchers and Friends of the Forest (Mogo)
Ms Frank said more logging tours, talks with politicians, and a motion to be put up in the next Ordinary Meeting of Shoalhaven Council are all coming up.
Anyone interested in participating in upcoming tours are encouraged to get in touch via the Brooman State Forest Conservation Group Facebook page.