Black Bulga State Conservation Area

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Sydney Blue Gum regeneration at Black Bulga State Conservation Area, Australia

Black Bulga State Conservation Area is located near the Barrington Tops, 16 km (10 mi) from Dungog in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. An area of 1,554 hectares (3,840 acres).[1] Previously part of Trevor State Forest and Chichester State Forest.[2]

The State Conservation Area status of this park is presently threatened by a recommendation for the NSW government [3] to allow logging in National Parks.[4] The Black Bulga Range Action Group (a group of local residents and concerned individuals who helped the park to be converted to State Conservation Area in 2003)are currently working to continue to protect this unique bushland area.[5]

Flora includes wet sclerophyll eucalyptus forest. This area was logged for trees such as Sydney Blue Gum, Tallowwood, White Mahogany and Spotted Gum. Rainforest tree species include Australian Red Cedar, Scentless Rosewood, Native Tamarind, Citronella and Rose Maple. Tall Grass Trees grow at higher altitudes.

Koalas, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Red-necked Wallabies and Greater Gliders are some of the many marsupial animals found here.


Coordinates: 32°16.8255′S 151°48.75144′E / 32.2804250°S 151.81252400°E / -32.2804250; 151.81252400