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Forest Conference Oct 2011

When you go down to the woods today…

you’re in for a big surprise…

Oldgrowth lowland rainforest logged 2010 in Grange SF

Regional Forest Conference 

Saturday Oct 22, Cavanbah Hall,

Coffs Harbour 10.30 am- 5.30pm


10.30 – 11am Registration and morning tea

11- 11.15 Welcome to country and why forest management is important to aboriginal people

11.15-11.30 Short film by Jimmy Malecki, on current forest management in northern NSW

11.30- 12. 45 pm The importance of forests for combatting climate change

Keynote speaker Professor Brendan Mackey

12.45pm – 1.45pm Lunch

1.45-3.15 Forest Management in NSW: How do we achieve ecological sustainability?

Panel: Dailan Pugh on reserve adequacy, sustainable yield, zoning and prescriptions for public forests; Jim Morrison on forestry on Private Lands (Private Native Forestry); Susie Russell on the increasing demand for timber from certified well managed forests (Forest Stewardship Council); Mark Graham ecological impacts of current logging practices; John Hunter on Bell-miner Associated Die-back; and others

3.15-3.45 Afternoon tea

3.45-5.00pm The bigger picture and where we fit?

Panel: Warrick Jordan National Forest Campaigner for The Wilderness Society, Pepe Clarke CEO Nature Conservation Council NSW, Lee Rhiannon NSW Greens Senator and spokesperson on Forests


from 9.30am for forest campaigners only

Campaign planning.

Cost $10 for one session only

$30 for one day only including lunch, morning and afternoon tea

$50 for both days including lunch, morning and afternoon tea

discounts for volunteers and the unwaged.

TO REGISTER fill in and submit this form:

Money will be collected on the day. 


8 Responses

  1. Let me know if I am booked in, please. Leif

  2. Please can you advise where Cavanbah Hall is?

    • Cavanbah Centre is 191 Harbour Drive. It is walking distance from main shopping centre, just the next block down in fact.

  3. Would be good to contact Bellingen EYE mob- lots of keen young folks who would benefit I’m sure!

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