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Understory and the Battle to Save NSW's Forests

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Understory and the Battle to Save NSW's Forests

<p>David Gallan’s documentary film <em>Understorey</em> reveals how a few dedicated conservationists in the 1960s gallantly campaigned to save NSW’s South-East native forests from the export woodchip

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David Gallan’s documentary film Understorey reveals how a few dedicated conservationists in the 1960s gallantly campaigned to save NSW’s South-East native forests from the export woodchip industry. Enjoy viewing a film that captures the beauty, fragility and poignancy of wildlife living in the forest and how the film shows with such clarity that wildlife cannot survive without their forest. Discussion on forest protection will follow the viewing of this film.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Drew Hutton & Libby Connors, A History of the Australian Environmental Movement, University of Cambridge, 1999.
  • Martin Mulligan & Stuart Hill, Ecological Pioneers: A Social History of Australian Ecological Thought and Action, Cambridge University Press, 2001.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • View film Understorey by David Gallan in association with the National Parks Association of NSW.
  • History of woodchipping on NSW South-east coast.
  • The cumulative impact of the various forestry agreements.
  • Latest initiatives to replace woodchipping with ‘renewable’ biofuels.
  • Latest National Parks Association of NSW campaigns to protect forests.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to understand:

  1. Why many consider NSW’s South-east forest campaigns as critical for the modern Australian environment movement.
  2. How the technology of woodchipping transformed the forestry into industrial forestry.
  3. How NSW Forests are protected today.
  4. Why forestry policy is a core plank of environmental protection.