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Join the Canobolas Conservation Alliance (CCA) to protect the Mt Canobolas State Conservation Area (SCA) from inappropriate mountain biking development.

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Canobolas Conservation Alliance – Protecting biodiversity

Biodiversity & Cultural Significance

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area (SCA) is an area of Unique and Irreplaceable Biodiversity. It’s home to over 1000 species of native flora and fauna which is very high for a small reserve of only 1672 ha.

Among these are 10 endemic species that occur only in the SCA and its immediate surrounds, and depend on it for their survival. Many exist in very small numbers and are at high risk of extinction.

The SCA is also important for maintaining the wider populations of 16 threatened species.

Known as Gaanha-bula by First Nations Wiradjuri people, the mountain is an ancient initiation site for men and has cultural and spiritual significance.

1672 ha

Occupying an area of only 1,672 ha the SCA is an incredibly rich area of native biodiversity

1,000+

Home to over 1,000 cool climate species of native flora and fauna, some of which are found nowhere else on earth

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16 threatened species occur within the SCA including two locally endemic plant species, six mammals and eight birds 

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10 endemic species occur only in the SCA and its immediate surrounds, and depend on it for their survival

The Mountain Biking Threat

The CCA is not against mountain biking, however there is much more appropriate land for development – outside of the precious State Conservation Area

How you can help

Strength in numbers – with more supporters we can be more effective in protecting the Mt Canobolas SCA from degradation by 72 km of mountain bike tracks and associated infrastructure.

Campaigning is costly. Support the Canobolas Conservation Alliance and your donation will help with publicity; running this website; holding street stalls; printing brochures, posters, and bumper stickers; printing submissions; and any potential legal fees.

We have roles to suit everyone’s skill levels from writing submissions, helping with street stalls, attending Council meetings, making posters and displays, publicity, and much more.

Latest news & media releases


MEDIA REPORT | Orange City Council’s Mt Canobolas bike trail opposed by scientists

Orange City Council’s proposal to make Mt Canobolas a “world-class centre for mountain bike riders” has been strongly opposed by local conservationists and scientists. The Canobolas Conservation Alliance (CCA) – a community group of scientists, bushwalkers, environmentalists and concerned individuals – say the planned network of more than 100 kilometres of bike trail would “inflictContinue reading “MEDIA REPORT | Orange City Council’s Mt Canobolas bike trail opposed by scientists”

FUNGIMAP NEWSLETTER | Making Mycological History on Mt Canobolas

The first survey of fungi on Mt Canobolas took place on a cold weekend last May as part of a workshop on local fungi conducted by renowned mycologist Alison Pouliot and organised by Local Land Services. A report on this important first foray into the fungi of the mountain has been published in the FungimapContinue reading “FUNGIMAP NEWSLETTER | Making Mycological History on Mt Canobolas”

PRESS RELEASE | CCA rejects OCC spin on Mt Canobolas mountain bike proposal

Scientists from the Canobolas Conservation Alliance (CCA) have called on Orange City Council to release consultants reports to the public before any decision is made to progress the Mountain Bike proposal on Mt Canobolas. (CWD 1 Oct 2021). CCA have previously highlighted to Council that if they maintain their focus on the State Conservation AreaContinue reading “PRESS RELEASE | CCA rejects OCC spin on Mt Canobolas mountain bike proposal”

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Join the Canobolas Conservation Alliance (CCA) to protect the Mt Canobolas State Conservation Area (SCA) from inappropriate mountain biking development.

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