IFOA Submission

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Please Make an IFOA Submission Now! (Submission period has now closed. Thanks everyone for your efforts... now let's see what they do!)

Forest Consultation Meeting in Lismore Tues 19 June 2018

The New logging rules - Integrated Forestry Operations Approvals (IFOA's) have been released by the NSW Government and they are calling for submissions now so we have a brief window of opportunity to have our concerns added to the public record. Please make a submission today.

For extensive background information please review the linked documents below and and add comments to your submission. 

Draft Coastal IFOA Submission Process

  1. Select & copy the Draft  Coastal IFOA Submission Text included below these 4 points
  2. Click Here to open an email addressed and ready to fill in
  3. Paste the text you copied below in to the blank email opened by the link above and edit it to express your own ideas and feelings on the issue as much as you like 
  4. Click SEND

(Copy everything in the box below and paste it into the blank email opened by the link above)

Please accept this email as my Submission to the Review of the Draft Coastal IFOA.

Your government has recently announced its intention to drastically weaken the logging rules (Integrated Forestry Operations Approval - IFOA) to remove numerous protections for NSW's threatened species, koalas, oldgrowth & rainforest and waterways. I call upon you to stop proceeding with these draconian changes and:

1. Recognise that the Regional Forest Agreements have failed to deliver environmental protection or industry security.
2. Recognise that the benefits of non-timber forest values are vital for the future of regional economies and ecosystems.
3. Establish the Great Koala National Park as an immediate priority.
4. Commit to a just transition out of native forest logging on public land and the transfer of public forests to protected areas when the RFAs expire.
5. Ensure that public forests are managed for the public good (ie: tourism, environmental repair, carbon sequestration and storage, wildlife habitat and provision of clean, abundant water)
6. Stop planning to log areas protected as habitat for threatened species, Koalas, oldgrowth forest, rainforest and stream buffers.
7. Stop increasing logging intensity and legalising clearfell logging along the North Coast of NSW.
8. Stop propping up the rapacious native forest logging industry at the cost of species extinction, logging dieback, reduced stream flows and water quality decline and sustainable forest based jobs.
9. End the logging of public native forest and complete the transition of the timber industry to 100% plantations.
10. Transfer all existing subsidies from native forest logging into native forest restoration.

I will be closely monitoring your performance in these areas and taking further action if I do not see an immediate marked improvement in outcomes for our forests.

 

Yours Sincerely

(Replace this with your name Address and telephone number)

You will probably receive an email from them thanking you for your submission and saying that they want you to fill in their form. We recommend that you tell them that you want nothing to do with their sham process as it is designed to corrupt the outcome with dishonestly framed questions. Tell them that they now have your submission and you expect to see it included in the public record of the process.


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  • Tess Carrad
    commented 2018-07-12 10:52:05 +1000
    I sent mine to forestry@dpi.nsw.gov.au as the link to email doesn’t work for me.
  • Derek Pavey
    commented 2018-07-10 10:10:37 +1000
    Don’t do it for it is a moronic descision.
  • Sean Golledge
    commented 2018-07-09 13:42:11 +1000
    Enough is enough
  • Menkit Prince
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-02 12:44:21 +1000
    IFOA Submission
  • Anne Roberts
    commented 2018-07-02 11:51:17 +1000
    this hell is caused by greedy corporations trashing the land and all in it they must be stopped
  • Mike Mizzi
    commented 2018-07-02 10:46:29 +1000
    On the weekend I visited Ewingar State Forests which boders the Gibraltar rabge and Washpool NAtional Parks. All horught the forests was the sound of Bellbird Miners. a sign that the forest is being badly dmaaged and managed. Please look at this article I wrote and pass it round. https://theaimn.com/for-whom-the-bellbirds-toll-our-dying-native-forests/

    All throuht the North Coast and Northern Tablelands native ofrests are being heavily logged and degradede and especially private forests. And now this putrid governement is going to make thigns even worse!!
  • Veronique Mayne
    commented 2018-07-01 20:39:01 +1000
    can you please write on the website the name and email of the destination for the submission, thanks
  • Margaret Mangelsdorf
    commented 2018-06-29 08:48:45 +1000
    Stop logging of native forests immediately. Create a safe haven for what’s left of our native flora and fauna
  • Kirsten Cowley
    commented 2018-06-27 10:13:25 +1000
    I wrote my own submission:

    What parts of the draft Coastal IFOA are most important to you? Why?

    The priorities of this plan in terms of environmental protections are woefully inadequate and will result in biodiversity reduction, lowered water quality and reduced habitat for threatened species.

    What parts of the draft Coastal IFOA do you think have a positive outcome on the management of environmental values or the production of sustainable timber? Why?

    There is no part of this document that has positive outcomes for environmental sustainability. The draft plan should be scrapped and our public forests preserved in perpetuity to maintain biodiversity and sequester carbon to avoid catastrophic climate change.

    What parts of the draft Coastal IFOA do you think have a negative outcome on the management of environmental values or the production of sustainable timber? Why?

    All parts negatively impact environmental values, in particular the reduction of buffers around waterways which will inevitably result in lowered water quality and aquatic habitats. The introduction of logging in exclusion zones will result in threatened fauna and flora declines, introduce weeds and other invasive species and increase sedimentation of waterways.

    What are your views on the effectiveness of the combination of permanent environmental protections at the regional, landscape and operational scales (multi-scale protection)?

    There are no environmental protections within this planning instrument.

    In your opinion, would the draft Coastal IFOA be effective in managing environmental values and a sustainable timber industry? Why?

    No. The only way we can have a sustainable timber industry is through plantation forests on previous agricultural lands. We can not afford to lose any more of our forests
  • Kirsten Cowley
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-27 10:10:14 +1000
    IFOA Submission
  • Corbin Dallas
    commented 2018-06-27 04:30:37 +1000
    Please accept this email as my Submission to the Review of the Draft Coastal IFOA.

    Your government has recently announced its intention to drastically weaken the logging rules (Integrated Forestry Operations Approval – IFOA) to remove numerous protections for NSW’s threatened species, koalas, oldgrowth & rainforest and waterways. I call upon you to stop proceeding with these draconian changes and:

    1. Recognise that the Regional Forest Agreements have failed to deliver environmental protection or industry security.
    2. Recognise that the benefits of non-timber forest values are vital for the future of regional economies and ecosystems.
    3. Establish the Great Koala National Park as an immediate priority.
    4. Commit to a just transition out of native forest logging on public land and the transfer of public forests to protected areas when the RFAs expire.
    5. Ensure that public forests are managed for the public good (ie: tourism, environmental repair, carbon sequestration and storage, wildlife habitat and provision of clean, abundant water)
    6. Stop planning to log areas protected as habitat for threatened species, Koalas, oldgrowth forest, rainforest and stream buffers.
    7. Stop increasing logging intensity and legalising clearfell logging along the North Coast of NSW.
    8. Stop propping up the rapacious native forest logging industry at the cost of species extinction, logging dieback, reduced stream flows and water quality decline and sustainable forest based jobs.
    9. End the logging of public native forest and complete the transition of the timber industry to 100% plantations.
    10. Transfer all existing subsidies from native forest logging into native forest restoration.

    I will be closely monitoring your performance in these areas and taking further action if I do not see an immediate marked improvement in outcomes for our forests.

    Yours sincerely

    Stephen Marshall
    96 Johnston Rd, Clunes NSW 2480
    0428661049
  • Simon Dawson
    commented 2018-06-25 09:33:23 +1000
    HI Need your email address to send a business request
    Simon Dawson Secretary Team Koala Murwillumbah
  • Simon Dawson
    commented 2018-06-22 10:41:35 +1000
    The link to make a submission is not working am 22/6/18 at 10.40