Trashing EECs in Cherry Tree SF

Forest Corp(se) have been trashing Endangered Ecological Communities in Cherry Tree State Forest.

You can read the latest NEFA audit report here

This is a serious breach of the National Parks and Wildlife Act. The Environmental Defenders Office, have agreed to represent NEFA in this matter and have sent this letter to the Minister calling on her to enforce the law.

This is our latest investigation in Cherry Tree State Forest, you can find some of our earlier audit reports by scrolling down this page.

The picture doesn't change. Forest Corp break the law, we tell the Government/EPA, they do nothing, Forest Corp keep breaking the law.


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Gladstone SF -Preliminary Audit Report

Gladstone State Forest is being smashed. A preliminary audit revealed the usual breaches..

Habitat trees logged, damaged, surrounded by debris or undersize.

 Koala Habitat smashed






Streams polluted.

Koala habitat not identified and not protected.

Read the Preliminary Audit Report of Gladstone State Forest

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Gibberagee Preliminary Audit


 Purple Spotted Gudgeon

Purple-spotted Gudgeon. Photo Dailan Pugh


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previous audit reports

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Yabbra audit

An audit of compartments 162 and 163 Yabbra State Forest conducted in 2009.

See the report here.

And a supplementary audit conducted in 2010

See report here.

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Another damning audit

Yet another NEFA audit, this time of logging in Sugarloaf State Forest, reveals reckless and needless damage to Habitat trees, Yellow-bellied Glider feed trees, rainforest and koala habitat.

You can read the full audit here

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Lansdowne disaster

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Once again, another inspection by NEFA show that Forestry Corporation disregard the conditions of their logging licences.

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Damning results for Cherry Tree audit

NEFA has documented that the Forestry Corporation of NSW have breached the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act by not abiding by a national recovery plan, the National Parks and Wildlife Act by roading and logging the Endangered Ecological Community Lowland Rainforest, as well as committing breaches of 4 conditions of the Integrated Forestry Operational Approval, 41 conditions of the Threatened Species Licence, 19 conditions of the Environment Protection Licence, 7 conditions of the Fisheries Licence and numerous conditions of their own Harvesting Plan.

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Whian Whian Audit

In February 2014, a NEFA team audited logging operations in Whian Whian.

To read the report of their findings click here.

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Recky of Cherry Tree State Forest

Cherry Tree State Forest adjoins Mallanganee National Park on the Richmond Range, west of
Casino. Logging of compartments 359, 360 & 361 of Cherry Tree SF began in January 2015. A
NEFA recky of Cherry Tree SF on 8 March 2015 revealed a variety of problems. In summary:

At least eight vulnerable Onion Cedars have so far been damaged or killed. The EPA must
prosecute for this flagrant breach of the Threatened Species Licence.

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