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 “inflict…Keep reading
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 Fungimap…Keep reading
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 Area…Keep reading
What is the current pandemic telling us? Scientists believe the COVID-19 pandemic will not be a one-off and they expect 5 new diseases to emerge every year. It’s our relationship with nature and how we’re interacting with it that has driven the pandemic. Humans have changed the planet’s biodiversity making it more likely for viruses…Keep reading
The following statement and questions were posed to Orange City Council by CCA Vice-President, Dr Andrew Rawson at the Council Meeting of 7 September, 2021. I refer to Agenda Item 5.3 Progress Report of the Operational Plan, specifically Section 18.104.22.168 (Progress the Mt Canobolas precinct for mountain-bike activities). Very little information about the progress of…Keep reading
I am Charlie Shannon from Manildra and I am nine years old. I have been interested in the environment since I was little because of the amazing wildlife and plants. At Manildra Public school I have started a Climate Club with 10 other kids because of how much wildlife is found at our school. We…Keep reading
Congratulations to Tony Worland on the modification of his EK Holden Ute. Recently the world’s oldest Ferrari was found in a shed. How fortunate both vehicles, and their possibilities, were recognised for what they were by people who knew what they were looking at: they might otherwise have been sent to the metal recyclers. No…Keep reading
By David Fitzsimons, Central Western Daily website, 29 July 2021 Conservationists opposed to a mountain bike trail park being opened on Mount Canobolas say they are shocked at a new report proposing more trails. Canobolas Conservation Alliance president Dr Colin Bower said if proposals in the report to Orange City Council were adopted serious environmental…Keep reading
Orange City Council’s bike plan for Mt Canobolas is much worse than we thought it would be according to Canobolas Conservation Alliance President, Dr Colin Bower. The plan, revealed in The Central Western Daily (27/07/21), shows Council’s intention is to take over Mt Canobolas and turn it into an exclusive, intensive mountain biking venue, Dr…Keep reading
The local Orange Aboriginal community say they haven’t been consulted about the proposed bike trails on Mt Canobolas, which is a sacred site, housing many Indigenous cultural artefacts. Neil and Gregory Ingram from the Orange Aboriginal community said the Orange City Council hasn’t asked them about their concerns for the project. The Ingrams said they…Keep reading
Mount Canobolas is giving up its secrets. Who knew it had so many? I’ve been exploring parts of ‘The Mountain’ for over forty years and it’s only recently I came to understand how little we really know about it, and what a fascinating story it has to tell. Mount Canobolas is the iconic backdrop to…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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