Can you believe this beautiful part of the state is currently under threat of minerals mining? An exploration licence for gold and copper mining is currently be fought by the local communities of Dorrigo, Dundurrabin and surrounds. The mining exploration licence area runs adjacent to the world heritage listed Mt Hylund Nature Reserve and the Guy Fawkes River and Chaelundi National Parks. Mining would see large tracts of forest destroyed including habitat for threatened species, and would risk the health of the Blicks River.

You can see maps of the Blicks mining exploration licences and nearby forests here.

Locals are appealing for support from the broader community to help protect this pristine part of our state. You can print off a copy of their petition and circulate it among your friends, at your local market or in your work place - download the petition and get more information on the campaign here.