Our diverse forests are some of our most precious places in New South Wales. They are a fundamental part of the landscape, from the iconic eucalypts that give the Blue Mountains their name, to the rainforests of Northern NSW.
Forests provide immense social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits. However, the greatest values of our forests come from preserving them, not logging them.
Since the 1990s, Regional Forest Agreements brought in by Labour and the Coalition have failed to protect forests in NSW. Logging has already negatively impacted biodiversity and threatened Aboriginal cultural heritage.
The Greens stand for:
- Ending logging in public native forests in NSW
- Ending the use of native forests resources for woodchips and energy generation
- Protecting and conserving native forests to preserve biodiversity, store carbon and provide new tourism and recreational opportunities
- Transition unsustainable native forestry to plantation timbers and alternative fibres