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Protecting Kalang
River & Forests

What We Do

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Forest Conservation

We are passionate about saving our magnificent Kalang Headwaters in perpetuity for present & future generations. These forests are fringed by ancient Gondwana World Heritage Area and home to many rare species of flora and fauna. 

"What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves."

- Ghandi

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Building Community

We will continue to work with community, conservation and support groups locally and throughout Australia by sharing information and resources at a grassroots level. We encourage others to join our tribe & follow us on social media.

"Community organising is about building grassroots support & identifying people with whom you can create a common, passionate cause." 

- Tom Peters

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"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."

- Unknown

We are committed to raising awareness of the critical link between native forests, water security & biodiversity.  In the aftermath of logging there is consequent degradation and extinction due to the disruption of fragile soils, habitat and the removal of trees.

How we do it?

The Kalang River Forest Alliance (KRFA) was established in 2016 at a meeting held at Kalang Hall and attended by concerned Kalang residents. This was in direct defence to imminent logging by NSW Forestry Corporation (NSW FC) in the Kalang headwaters.


KRFA has worked closely with the Friends of Kalang Headwaters (FoKH), Bellingen Environment Centre (BEC), North East Forest Alliance (NEFA), North Coast Environment Centre (NCEC), Nambucca Valley Conservation Association (NVCA),and the National Parks Association (NPA).


These groups worked together to develop the Headwater Reserve Proposal to protect the Bellinger, Kalang and Nambucca headwaters. The Reserve Proposal is part of the larger Great Koala National Park Proposal on the mid-north coast of NSW.

Please download the Headwater Reserve Proposal below:

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Who we are

The Kalang River Forest Alliance Inc. (KRFA) is a not-for-profit local community organisation comprising people dedicated to the protection and preservation of the Kalang catchment including its fauna and flora and waterways. We value its biodiversity and ecological and cultural importance. We acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr Nation and that sovereignty was never ceded.

We are a completely community driven group, a tribe of local, like-minded individuals who are passionate about the protection of our river & forest.

We do not receive any government funding, we rely solely on funding from private donations & community fundraising events.

Get involved by standing with our cause and join our tribe by following social media groups here:

Stronger Together

The Kalang River Forest Alliance is supported by other community, conservation and local groups. We encourage others to get involved in their causes too.


Visit their websites here:

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Speak up!
Help us save Kalang now.

It only takes a moment and greatly contributes to the momentum of our shared cause.

Contact Premier Chris Minns & Minister for Environment Penny Sharpe.​

We've put together some helpful discussion points and listed all relevant contacts for you to get started with a personal address to our key MP's.
Every individual email counts and goes a long way towards stopping The NSW Forestry Corporation loggers from moving into our Kalang Headwaters.

"I want to help, but I don't know where to start.
What should I do?"

You're not alone, we can help get you started!

Check out our resources below of who to contact, and what to say. 

Federal Government

 The Prime Minister and the relevant Ministers:


The Hon Anthony Albanese

The Hon Jim Chalmers

The Hon Chris Bowen

The Hon Tanya Plebersek

The Hon Linda Burney

The Hon Madeleine King

Senator the Hon Murray Watt *

Federal Parliament Contact A Senator or Minister


The Premier and the
relevant ministers

Premier Chris Minns

Penny Sharpe

Daniel Mookhey

Tara Moriarty

Courtney Houssos

NSW Parliament Contact A Minister

State Government

What to say?

We've put together some discussion points to get you started, however we encourage you to personalise your message to make a greater impact. 

view our discussion points

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