Volunteers proudly displaying the steps and path they have constructed at Chichester State Forest, NSW.

Forestry Corporation of NSW continues their support of the Communities in Forests Program

State Forests NSW LogoConservation Volunteers Australia are celebrating the continuation of the Communities in Forests program with Forestry Corporation of NSW, renewing the partnership for another three years.

In 2012 Forestry Corporation of NSW and Conservation Volunteers Australia celebrated 10 years of its innovative partnership and the delivery of over 100 weeks of conservation projects across forests in NSW.

The community involvement program, Communities in Forests is aimed at maximising the involvement of communities and volunteers in the support of conservation management programs as identified by Forests NSW and in the NSW State Plan.

A volunteer at Narooma raking gravel onto a walking track as part of its ongoing maintenance.

A volunteer at Narooma raking gravel onto a walking track as part of its ongoing maintenance.

Conservation Volunteers assists Forestry Corporation of NSW in the implementation of on-ground conservation works through a partnership approach to deliver sustainable outcomes for the protection and management of state forest areas and wildlife.

Conservation Volunteers Australia has delivered projects at a number of forests around NSW. Some of the on ground outcomes achieved by the volunteers have included:

  • The maintenance of over 8.5km of the historic logging walking railway track at Wootton State Forest
  • The maintenance and construction of nearly 5 km of multi-use track In Tumut State Forest
  • The removal of pine wildings at Newnes Plateau Swamp
  • Maintaining public facilities at Nethercote Falls
  • Planting 5,000 native stems across a number of State Forests
  • Removing 40 hectares of competing weeds across a number of State Forests
  • Support of the Never Never Catchment group at Bellingen State Forest with riparian work
  • Construction of stone walls, picnic tables, signage and other public amenities at a number of State Forests

If you would like to find out more about this program and how to get involved, please contact the Sydney office on 02 9331 1610 or email sydney@conservationvolunteers.com.au