North East Forest Alliance - NEFA

The North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) is a volunteer forest conservation group established in 1989 with the aims of protecting rainforest, oldgrowth forest, wilderness and threatened species. We have used all methods at our disposal to achieve these goals, including public education, lobbying, negotiation and non-violent direct action. While we have made significant gains towards these goals, we are not there yet. We still need your help.

We recognise that climate change is the biggest threat to our forests, their inhabitants and our lifestyles. We consider that enhancing the uptake and storage of carbon in forests is urgently required. Given that our attempts to achieve ecologically sustainable forest management have been an abject failure we are now seeking an end to logging of native forests on public land.

NEFA's New Cinema Ad for the

Upcoming NSW State Election


StandUp4Forests NOW!


We are gravely concerned that Koala populations on the north coast have crashed by 50% over the past 20 years, and that the increase in land clearing and reduction in logging rules will likely see them made extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.


Githabul - Return of Country

In August 2018 representatives of the Githabul and NSW conservation groups signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to get the care and management of their State Forests back into Githabul hands, and undertake rehabilitation of extensive logging dieback areas.  Follow the Githabul - Return of Country campaingn.


Old Growth and Rainforest

As part of their new Integrated Forestry Operations Approval (IFOA) the NSW Government is proposing to subject mapped oldgrowth forest and rainforest protected for the past 20 years to a review process that is intended to make over 100,000ha of oldgrowth forests and rainforests on State Forests available for logging. We must stand up for these irreplaceable forests.  Go to our Oldgrowth and Rainforest page.



Check out our short film about what is happening in the forests of northern NSW

Authorised by Daniel Peterson for the North East Forest Alliance 
at 115 Molesworth Street, Lismore, 2480