I'm an environmental consultant. My job is to assess the impacts of development proposals on biodiversity values.
Most developments readily gain approval because, among other things, they would have negligible consequences for biodiversity.
This is because most developments take place on land that has already lost most of its original biodiversity values.
When I look around the Central West there is one area that stands out like a beacon as having the highest biodiversity values in the region.
You guessed it - Mount Canobolas.
I consider the Mount Canobolas SCA to be a uniquely rich biodiversity refuge that is only just beginning to be understood and which deserves the highest level of protection.- Colin Bower
In my view there is no area in the Central West more deserving of total protection.
Needless to say, I don't think the development of a network of mountain bike tracks on Mount Canobolas is appropriate.
What is so special about about the Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area (SCA)? Let me summarise as briefly as I can.
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So, as a professional environmental consultant, I consider the Mount Canobolas SCA to be a uniquely rich biodiversity refuge that is only just beginning to be understood and which deserves the highest level of protection.
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