FRONT COVER:
Peery Lake, NSW 
Photo: Richard T Kingsford

National Parks Journal

APRIL 2000 Vol 44 No 2

CONTENTS

NPA NEWS 

COVER STORY 
Boom and bust on Peery Lake

ENVIRONMENT NEWS & ACTION 

FEATURES 
Surveying Koalas 
National parks laws - Vision or sell-out? 
Dirty business: 
   Soils and biodiversity
   Poison soils - good earth killing our estuaries
   Salt - more than the flavour of the month
   Salt - Together we can lick it

ACTIVITIES PROGRAM

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 

REVIEWS 

The National Parks Association of NSW Inc. is a non-profit community organisation which seeks to protect and conserve the complete range and diversity of natural habitats, features and species as well as significant cultural items and landscapes within New South Wales.
National Parks Association Executive:
Roger Lembit, President; Stephen Lord, Senior Vice-President; Anne Reeves, Junior Vice-President; Brian Everingham, Secretary; Kathy McCourt, Treasurer; Beth Michie, Mike Thompson, Pip Walsh, Vivien Clayphan-Dunne, Tom Fink.

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Contents
:

Western Sydney at the Frontline 
by Noel Plumb, NPA Executive Officer
Plans of Management for National Parks 
by Stephen Lord, NPA Senior Vice President


NPA News
NPA Head Office
New Administrative Manager
Survey manual reworked
Profile Beth Michie
Macarthur Branch cleans up 
Southern Sydney Branch
COVER STORY 
Boom and bust on Peery Lake  by Richard T Kingsford

ENVIRONMENT NEWS & ACTION
 
Charcoal logging no go
Kamay-Botany Bay
Warrumbungle win
Looking at weirs
Cumberland Plain Woodland mapping
Koala records wanted


FEATURES
 

Surveying Koala  by Chris Allen 
National parks laws - Vision or sell-out?  by Noel Plumb 
Dirty business:   
     Soils and biodiversity
by Greg Chapman 
     Poison soils - good earth killing our estuaries by Duncan Leadbitter 
     Salt - more than the flavour of the month  by Julie Savage 
     Salt - Together we can lick it  by Gavin Wall

 

ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 
The information in our activities program is given for the convenience of members and as information for interested bushwalkers. People contacting our volunteer leaders may be asked to quote their membership number or to produce their membership card. The walks program itself is not reproduced on this website.

NPA Membership Benefits
Important Information for Walkers

NPA Branch Meetings
NPA Year 2000 Lecture Series

ON THE TRACK
Colin Watson - AGL - Friend  of the Century

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 

REVIEWS 

INDEX TO 1999 NATIONAL PARKS JOURNAL

BACK COVER

The National Parks Association of NSW Inc. is a non-profit community organisation which seeks to protect and conserve the complete range and diversity of natural habitats, features and species as well as significant cultural items and landscapes within New South Wales.
National Parks Association Executive:
Roger Lembit, President; Stephen Lord, Senior Vice-President; Anne Reeves, Junior Vice-President; Brian Everingham, Secretary; Kathy McCourt, Treasurer; Beth Michie, Mike Thompson, Pip Walsh, Vivien Clayphan-Dunne, Tom Fink.

The National Parks Journal is published bi-monthly, with news and features on nature conservation and national parks, by NPA Publications Pty Ltd, Level 9, 91 York St, Sydney. Phone: (02) 9299 0000 Fax: (02) 9290 2525 e-mail: npansw@bigpond.com website: http://NPANSW.cjb.net

Editor:  Glyn Mather

Journal Committee: Roger Lembit (ex officio) Stephen Lord Vivien Clayphan-Dunne 
                                  Beth Michie Noel Plumb

Proof Reader: Janice Beavan

Activities Program Coordinator: Richard Thompson

Activities Program Typist: Pat Tregenza

Printing:  SOS Printing, 65 Burrows Road, Alexandria. 
                The body of this Journal is printed on 100% recycled paper. 
                The cover is printed on 75% recycled, de-inked post-consumer waste.

Distribution: Salmat, 1-13 Childs Road, Chipping Norton.

Frequency:  Six issues per year - February, April, June, August, October, December. ISSN-0047-9012

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The Editor, National Parks Journal,
PO Box A96, Sydney South 1235
or e-mail npansw@bigpond.com

Opinions expressed by the authors are their own and do not necessarily represent the policies or views of the National Parks Association of NSW.
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