The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) has expressed outrage at documents published by the ABC showing direct intervention by NSW National Party Leader, John Barilaro through the Regional NSW Department to allow logging back into forests heavily impacted by the bushfires.
The NSW Government has today removed a significant threat to native forests and wildlife by suspending a project that would have removed environmental protections for thousands of hectares of old-growth forest.
John Blay, writer and naturalist
Like it or not the enormous pile of woodchips across the Twofold Bay from Eden casts a darker shadow over the south east region today than it did in 1969 when the mill commenced operations.
NPA held its June State Council meeting at Laurieton, hosted by the Mid North Coast Branch. On the Sunday members participated in various tours of the region. The photos below taken by NPA Executive Officer, Gary Dunnett. The first place we visited was the site of a recent logging operation in Lorne State Forest. This was followed by a tour of a former Flora Reserve which is now incorporated into the adjacent Bago Bluff National Park.
Conservation groups are calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to rule out opening any national parks to extractive industries.
NSW Deputy Premier and National Party leader John Barilaro has vowed to introduce legislation degazette Murray Valley National Park in the state’s Riverina region and to re-open the forests for logging. 
Dr Oisín Sweeney
Senior Ecologist, National Parks Association of NSW
As the dust settles after the NSW election, NPA is taking stock of what the result means for forests and the Great Koala National Park.