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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


EARTH FIRST |  Mount Canobolas a preciousarea for all

Orange City Council has recently released the draft of it’s Community Strategic Plan. This Plan has been the result of wide community consultation to determine our community’s priorities to be acted upon during the term of our current Council. “Maintaining environment must be our number one priority” It is no surprise that the number oneContinue reading “EARTH FIRST |  Mount Canobolas a preciousarea for all”

Letters to the editor – GREENIE’S A Proud Tag to Have

As the preservation of our natural environment and the need to stop global warming were turned into political footballs, the term Greenie was adopted by those more focused on development and profit as something of an insult when referring to their detractors. Do the cursers know that it is a badge worn with pride byContinue reading “Letters to the editor – GREENIE’S A Proud Tag to Have”

EARTH FIRST :  Balance needs to be found. Now is the time to find a solution

Environmentalists have consistently questioned the environmental wisdom of a placing mountain bike tracks within the Mt Canobolas State Conservation Area. The “balanced” solution is to consider only having mountain bike tracks in the 1000s of hectares of State Forest surrounding the State Conservation Area, not within it.At a recent Council meeting, State member for Orange,Continue reading “EARTH FIRST :  Balance needs to be found. Now is the time to find a solution”

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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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