Kim Taysom, Far South Coast Branch
The South East Forests National Park (the Park) straddles the Bega Valley and Snowy Monaro Shires and comprises around 130,000 hectares of escarpment forests inland from Eden, Merimbula and Bega.
In terms of area burnt, the recent fires are unprecedented. The Bega Valley Shire had 58% of its area burnt, with the forested areas being the hardest hit. To put this in historical context, past fires which have burnt 10% of a shire’s area have been deemed significant events.
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Janine Kitson, NPA member
NPA’s film Understorey was recently screened to environmental historians from universities around the country, at the Australian Historical Association Conference, held at the Australian National University in July, 2018.
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Gabrielle Taysom, National Parks Association of NSW Far South Coast Branch
The Far South Coast Branch of the National Parks Association was established around 1997, most of the Branch’s original members having been involved in the 12 year campaign to secure the South East Forests National Park. With the Park’s gazettal, it was now considered timely to become part of a wider organisation lobbying on conservation issues and park management.
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The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) welcomes the creation of new flora reserves between Tathra and Bermagui and the cessation of timber harvesting within the Murrah, Mumbulla, Tanja and southern part of Bermagui State Forests and congratulates the NSW Government on the decision.
“These areas have significant cultural and biological values that have seen strong community actions for decades in the form of logging protests and citizen science monitoring of koala habitats” said David Gallan, President of NPA’s Far South Coast Branch.
Read More “NSW Government grants long-awaited protection for South Coast Forests”