On 10th July, representatives of the Clarence Environment Centre combined with
members of other environment groups to assess logging operations in Wedding Bells
State Forest, just a stone's throw from northern NSW holiday town of Woolgoolga.
This is what we discovered.
The investigation, which included professional ecologists lasted only a few hours, so
a comprehensive assessment was not possible at that time. However in the short time
available we once again identified widespread breaches of the Threatened Species
Licence, under which Forests NSW is supposed to operate, and which we have asked
the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), the responsible regulatory authority,
to immediately investigate.
Wedding Bells State Forest -
More illegal rainforest destruction.
A landscape reminiscent of Tasmanian clear felling, with supposedly protected rainforest in
the background, where major damage has been identified.