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We acknowledge the peoples of the Yuin and Wiradjuri Nations and the Ngarigo, Walgalu, Dharawal, Gundungurra and Ngunnawal tribal people, who are the Traditional Owners of the Country that is the subject of this proposal. We pay respect to the Elders past and present of these Nations and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people who read about this vision for our children, our forests, our world.


RECOMMENDATIONS:

  1. Acceptance of the principle that management of public native forests in south eastern NSW changes from timber extraction to climate mitigation and adaptation, and carbon sequestration.

  2. Native forest logging and woodchipping cease in this region.

  3. Forest protection and restoration is prioritised in public Protected Areas, (namely State forests protected from industrial logging). The GSF focus is the 432,757ha of State forests.

  4. NSW Government commence negotiations to secure carbon credits for native forest carbon sequestration from the Australian Commonwealth Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund with the proviso that any applicable carbon credit revenue be directed to regional forest restoration and nature-based tourism infrastructure and definitely not any further logging.

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