Black Bulga State Conservation Area

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Black Bulga State Conservation Area
New South Wales
Eucalyptus saligna Black Bulga forest.JPG
Sydney blue gum regeneration in the conservation area
Black Bulga State Conservation Area is located in New South Wales
Black Bulga State Conservation Area
Black Bulga State Conservation Area
Nearest town or cityDungog
Coordinates32°16.8255′S 151°48.75144′E / 32.2804250°S 151.81252400°E / -32.2804250; 151.81252400Coordinates: 32°16.8255′S 151°48.75144′E / 32.2804250°S 151.81252400°E / -32.2804250; 151.81252400
Established2003
Area15.54 km2 (6.0 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesNSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
WebsiteBlack Bulga State Conservation Area
See alsoProtected areas of
New South Wales

The Black Bulga State Conservation Area is a protected conservation area located near the Barrington Tops, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. The 1,554-hectare (3,840-acre) conservation area is situated 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Dungog,[1] and used to be part of Trevor State Forest and Chichester State Forest.[2]

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In 2013 the status of this park as a State Conservation Area was threatened by a Government of New South Wales recommendation[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) worked to successfully ensure the continued protection of 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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Black Bulga State Conservation Area". Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/maintop/view/inforce/act+24+2003+sch.1+0+N/
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Dungog,_Australia_residents_celebrate_continued_protection_of_local_forest