The Battle to Protect Soils and Streams Campaign

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Campaign Name

The Battle to Protect Soils and Streams Campaign

Campaign Target

Forestry Commission

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Campaign Goal

Protect soils and streams

Campaign Issue/Description

being routinely breached, sometimes being totally ignored. In April 1992 NEFA blockaded a logging operation at Mount Killekrankie (Oakes SF) in the
New England Wilderness to halt horrendous logging and roadworks that were causing massive erosion and pollution of the Bellinger River. CaLM (1992) investigated our complaints and found numerous violations of the SEMCs,

It took NEFA’s 1992 blockade of a logging operation at Killekrankie in the New England Wilderness to halt horrendous logging and roadworks that were causing massive erosion, and a threatened court case, to force the Government to agree to adopt Pollution Control Licences for State Forests’ operations. Though a comprehensive suite of prescriptions to reduce erosion and protect streams wasn’t finally applied on public lands until 1996-9. Inadequate as they are, the Forestry Corporation was successful in having over 90% of their operations exempted in 2004.

Campaign Geographical Extent

Regional

Campaign Focus

Logging

Campaign Location

North east New South Wales

Group/s contributing or engaging in the campaign

Campaign website (if available)

https://www.nefa.org.au/history

Date campaign began

1992

Outcome

It took NEFA’s 1992 blockade of a logging operation at Killekrankie in the New England Wilderness to halt horrendous logging and roadworks that were causing massive erosion, and a threatened court case, to force the Government to agree to adopt Pollution Control Licences for State Forests’ operations. Though a comprehensive suite of prescriptions to reduce erosion and protect streams wasn’t finally applied on public lands until 1996-9. Inadequate as they are, the Forestry Corporation was successful in having over 90% of their operations exempted in 2004.

status

Failure with some caveats

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