Logging in the state forests has cost NSW more than $43 million over the past three years – money that would be better spent promoting tourism in the regions. Each hectare felled costs NSW taxpayers $495, with the losses in 2013-14 alone reaching almost $12 million.
The Greens have a detailed package to protect this State’s almost 2 million hectares of State Native Forest. This is a priceless environmental asset that needs to be managed for everyone, so that our environment is protected, taxpayers benefit and more people can have more access to these beautiful places.
Want to to join the campaign to protect our forests?
- Download, sign and share the petition to put and end to native forest logging
- Print out leaflets at home to share with your neighbourhood
- Contact the Minister for Primary Industries and make your voice heard
We can also send you a bundle of materials, including Forestry stickers, on request.
State Forests are some of our most important, beautiful and bio-diverse places. Forests like the Gardens of Stone State Forest in the Blue Mountains, Wedding Bells State Forest in the mid-North Coast and Tanja State Forest on the far South
Coast must be protected.
With the end of logging we can save tax payers millions, greatly improve environmental protection and provide far more access for recreational users and sensitive eco-tourism to some of the State’s most beautiful natural places.
Find out more:
- Sawmill owners ‘forced’ to destroy Pilliga forest in NSW
- Environmental vandalism lands Forestry Corporation a $15,000 fine
- Greens speak up for koalas
- Careless killing of wombats in Glenbog State Forest
- More NSW forest being lost for ever-diminishing returns