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, it…Keep reading
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 need…Keep reading
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 as…Keep reading
Orange scientist Dr Richard Medd puts the spotlight on Canobolas’ amazing biodiversity. AN amazing array of mosses, liverworts, hornworts and lichens has led to the Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area being nominated as an Area of Outstanding Biodiversity Value. TINY TREASURE: Dr Richard Medd with a sample of moss and liverworts that grow in his…Keep reading
Richard Medd says Mount Canobolas is one of the state’s most rich and diverse ecosystems. (ABC Central West: Hamish Cole ) An increase in the number of threatened tiny plant species in country New South Wales is putting rare ecosystems at risk, according to scientists. Key points: Scientists say a decline in microorganisms is putting rare ecosystems under increased…Keep reading
Leading scientists specialising in mosses, liverworts, hornworts and lichens have been engaged by the Orange Field Naturalist and Conservation Society (OFNCS) to research species occurring in the Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area (SCA). Bryophyte biocrust Mount Canobolas SCA. Image by Rosemary Stapleton The scientists from the Australian National Herbarium, a part of the Centre for…Keep reading
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 one…Keep reading
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 by…Keep reading
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,…Keep reading
When are politicians going to realise that the balance had been tipping away from the environment for decades [“Find the balance: Donato” CWD 17/3/22]. If we can’t find somewhere more suitable to place a huge, destructive, bike track than in the middle of a beautiful island of rare remnant bushland, so little of which is…Keep reading
Submission to NPWS (NSW Parks and Wildlife Service) Mountain Biking Strategy – January 2022Keep reading
Ever been in a situation where something you have said to someone hasn’t been heard so you’ve had to raise your voice and repeat yourself? Unfortunately, in regard to the warnings of the destructive impact that mountain bikes will have on the Canobolas Conservation Area, it seems Orange City Council doesn’t want to hear what…Keep reading
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The Canobolas Conservation Alliance Inc. (CCA) is a conservation group, formally established in 2020, to oppose unsustainable development in the Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area (SCA).
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