Yesterday we published a story about groups calling for a stop to logging in the Gladstone State Forest.
At the time we were still awaiting a response from the NSW Minister for the Environment, Gabrielle Upton.
This response, from her office, came today:
“Forestry Corporation of NSW has advised the EPA that koala surveys will be carried out in accordance with the IFOA (Integrated Forestry Operations Approvals) requirements.
This includes requirements to thoroughly search for koalas and their habitat and protect high use areas and important feed trees from logging.
The EPA will actively monitor the logging operations in Gladstone State Forest to ensure koalas and their habitat are being protected in accordance with the IFOA.”