Protecting the Clarence Valley since 1989

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The Clarence Environment Centre’s priority is the protection and conservation of flora, fauna and natural landscape in the Clarence Valley and river catchment.

Land for Wildlife Program

No Mines Clarence Valley Campaign

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Koala Habitat Enhancement Program

Are you interested in helping to maintain the local and broader koala population and increase the quality of koala habitat? The Clarence Valley Koala Working Group in conjunction with the Lions Club of Clarence – Environmental and WWF are looking for landowners in the Clarence Valley who want to enhance and add to the koala habitat on their properties by planting koala food tree corridors and core habitat in areas either known to be used by koalas, or adjacent to those areas.

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Support our work with a donation today. Donate as much or as little as you like, because every little bit helps to keep the CEC protecting the Clarence Valley and it's catchment.

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Check out the events calendar to see how you can become involved today. Here you will find Land for Wildlife community days, CEC's meetings and other not-to-be-missed events hosted by others.​

News & Newsletters

Weed Eradication Report

  • Trenayr – Eradication of Cat Claw Creeper at the Grafton Agricultural Research Station
  • Hayards Crossing Traveling Stock Reserve, Orara Way – Privet infestation along the Orara Way near Bluff Bridge.
  • Pillar Valley – Eradicating Lantana invasion in gullies on private land.

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Koala Habitat Enhancement Program

SEEKING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLARENCE VALLEY Are you interested in helping to maintain the local and broader koala population and increase thequality of koala habitat? The Clarence Valley Koala Working

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CEC Autumn Newsletter

In this issue: Canute style leadership
Southgate State Forest logging
The NSW Koala Strategy MKII – Comments and train-of-thought asides from Pat
Our Regional (undrinkable) Water Supply
Some interesting flash-backs relating to current problems
Another chance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions squandered
COP26 declaration viewed as a window of opportunity to destroy forest
Mining companies have no Social Licence to operate in the Clarence Valley
‘Convos in the Carpark’ event at Turner’s Beach, Yamba

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SUBMISSION: to Local Land Services ‘North Coast Natural Resource Management Plan’

Having read through the Plan, we are left somewhat disappointed. Given the climate change driven extremes we have encountered over the past 4 – 5 years, we were hoping to find a greater degree of forcefulness, for lack of a better term, in ensuring best practice NRM is occurs across all sectors. Instead, this plan, has the objective to: “Promote the Landscape Restoration Flagship Program as the region’s overarching approach to delivering integrated landscape scale NRM programs ….,” which merely tinkers at the edges of the problem.

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Back in 2013, Clarence Environment Centre members, community and businesses had a strong and powerful presence at the Clarence Valley’s first coal seam gas (CSG) drill-site at Glenugie during a prolonged 8-week peaceful, but indomitable on-ground campaign to stop work progressing. On the of 7th January, more than 40 police, including members of the Tactical Response Group and Police Rescue removed (with difficulty) a number of protesters locked-on to equipment, trees and structures which effectively broke up the blockade. However, it was all worth it as the protest caused significant major delays for the drilling and also drained funds which eventually caused Metgasco to pull out of the Clarence Valley and test for a more malleable community to the north. But alas, when they were met with a well-versed and even stronger opposition at Bentley, the NSW government was forced to declare Northern Rivers off limits to gas exploration!!