Local threats to the Clarence Valley environment.
The Clarence Valley and catchment is world-famous for its temperate sub-tropical climate, relaxed nature-based lifestyle, county-coast hospitality, historical towns and industries, boating, surfing, camping, fishing, deep cultural ties to water, and our top-quality seafood, beef, and agri-food produce. The community prides itself on sharing the sheer beauty and health of our home with millions of visitors annually.
Below a list of the main very real and current threats that we, at the Clarence Environment Centre fight every day. Click on each tile to learn more, find papers, publications and news on each, then check out the bottom of each page for how you can help solve these issues with us.
Our forests are facing ecological collapse.We continue to lobby and campaign for an end to logging in state forests, a branch of the timber industry that has consistently lost millions of dollars annually for the past two decades.
When it comes to damming the river, Clarence Valley residents are united in opposition, however, when it comes to caring for the Clarence River, there is no such expression of fervour.
We see bush fire in a heating world as by far the greatest threat to biodiversity worldwide so changing the culture of too frequent burning is a priority for the Clarence Environment Centre