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.

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REPORT: Post Bushfire Condition of Dry Rainforest

In November 2019, the Liberation Trail bushfire decimated the Nymboida area, destroying more than 50 homes. The environmental damage was enormous, made worse by what is arguably the worst drought in the close to 200 years of white occupation of the area. That prolonged drought, combined with record high temperatures and heatwaves, saw moisture content of vegetation at such low levels that living trees were reduced to charcoal.

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‘Istari’, a Land for Wildlife property with its own website. 

The Australian bush reveals many beautiful and fascinating plants and animals.  Explore the flora and fauna at Istari in the Clarence Valley.

Community Small Grant Recipient 22/23 – Thank you!
Thanks to the NRCF and our supporterswho helped us secure over $7,000 for a technology and office upgrade.
Wild Country donation to the CEC much appreciated!

Thankyou for the small grant which will be used to control and remove invasive species that choke native habitat.

The Project
August 21 2022

NSW Allows Logging Near Koala Habitats And Risks Species’ Extinction

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If you are concerned about the health of the natural environment of the Clarence Valley, consider becoming a CEC member today. Members receive a quarterly e-newsletter and regular updates about environmental issues.

NO MORE COAL SEAM GAS EXPLORATION FOR THE CLARENCE VALLEY AND THE NORTHERN RIVERS

THE GLENUGIE BLOCKADE 
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!!