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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 |  New “Trail of Awesomeness” should spare Mt Canobolas SCA

Opponents of mountain bike trails in Mt Canobolas SCA, say the opening of new ride tracks in State Forests shows that the SCA’s unique sub-alpine area can be spared the same fate. ‘The new bike track at Glenwood State Forest shows what we’ve been saying all along, we’re not against a mountain bike park, itContinue reading “MEDIA REPORT |  New “Trail of Awesomeness” should spare Mt Canobolas SCA”

PRESS RELEASE | CCA calls on OCC to abandon plans for mountain bike trails in State Conservation Area

The Canobolas Conservation Alliance (CCA) calls on Orange City Council (OCC) to finally abandon their proposal to construct mountain bike trails in the Mt Canobolas State Conservation Area (SCA). “The Orange Mountain Bike Club’s new ‘Trail of Awesomeness’ in Glenwood State Forest (CWD 6/6/22) is an example of what can be achieved without the needContinue reading “PRESS RELEASE | CCA calls on OCC to abandon plans for mountain bike trails in State Conservation Area”

EARTH FIRST |  Mount Canobolas continues to be a place that attracts scientists from all parts to explore

The beauty and intrigue that continues to draw scientists to our backyard underpins our understanding of life on Earth.  Photo: Rosemary Stapleton. While science underpins our understanding of life on Earth, our understanding must continue to evolve as new knowledge is acquired.  Even our own small place on the planet has something to offer asContinue reading “EARTH FIRST |  Mount Canobolas continues to be a place that attracts scientists from all parts to explore”

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