Concerned Mountain Biker

VIDEO | Mountain bike rider voices concerns about proposed Mt Bike trails in Mt Canobolas SCA

https://www.facebook.com/bathurstclimateaction/videos/1118929721588580/ Orange City Council is pushing for 63km of mountain bike tracks in the State Conservation Area (managed by National Parks) on Mt Canobolas. This area was set aside to protect natural values and threatened species. It was NOT set…

The five areas that would be impacted by trails on the Mount Canobolas

EARTH FIRST | The five areas that would be impacted by trails on the Mount

Soils, vegetation, wildlife, water and other visitors are highlighted as degrading impacts from the proposed construction of dedicated mountain biking tracks on the fragile environment of Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. The potential for introduction of phytopathogens and exotic plants…

New proposed Mountain Bike Trails at Mt Canobolas

EARTH FIRST | There’s plenty of dollars but little sense in Mount Canobolas proposal

The following piece was published by the Environmentally Concerned Citizens of Orange in their weekly ‘Earth First’ column ... Standing sentinel over Orange in the cleared landscape of the Central West is a 12-million-year-old volcanic remnant. Mount Canobolas has been dormant…

The Walls, Mt Canobolas April 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Preserving Mt Canobolas will draw its own tourists respectful of its uniqueness

Don’t compare apples with oranges. Mountain biking in Derby Tasmania is one of the comparisons being offered as a ‘model’ for what the industry could do for Orange. The fallacy of this comparison is well articulated in relation to the…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Mount Canobolas proposed mountain bike trail needs further investigation

An ecologist AND mountain bike rider speaks of the dangers associated with constructing mountain bike trails and the detrimental damage the trails inflict on the environment. Sensitive areas such as the Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area are completely inappropriate for…

Asterolasia rupestris subsp-rupestris Mt Canobolas

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Mount Canobolas shouldn’t have mountain bike trails

Letter to the Editor- Central Western Daily   July 13 2018 - 12:50PM I'm an environmental consultant. My job is to assess the impacts of development proposals on biodiversity values. Most developments readily gain approval because, among other things, they would have negligible…