Hills woman on anti-logging crusade

Toni Warden, Ryan Albrey, Caroline Hood, John and Rosalie Bastian, Norma Kirkland, Peter McMullen, Peter Langlands and Sarah Nielsen-Harvey.
Toni Warden, Ryan Albrey, Caroline Hood, John and Rosalie Bastian, Norma Kirkland, Peter McMullen, Peter Langlands and Sarah Nielsen-Harvey.

Mrs Kirkland is encouraging people to find out about logging in WA which, she was surprised to learn, was still going on.

‘I found out about it a few months ago online and I was shocked,’ she said.

Since then Mrs Kirkland has made it her mission to educate other Hills, Kalamunda and Midland residents about the practice and to try and put a stop to it.

The logging is predominantly in the South-West, but Mrs Kirkland said there were pockets of it that went as far as Stratton.

‘I think everyone who has chosen to live in this environment in the Hills appreciates wildlife and nature, and would hate to think that this is going on in their backyard,’ she said.

‘It’s disgusting what they are doing.

‘Birds and mammals are losing their habitats and everyone knows it is unsustainable.’ The passionate anti-logging campaigner also took time out of her train journey recently to take an impromptu survey of the other passengers.

‘When I did a quick survey on the train, 90 per cent of |people said they cared about the issue.

‘The long term damage is irreparable as the biodiversity is lost and disease is now taking a hold in some of these areas.’

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