South East Region
Conservation Alliance Inc.

Wildlife habitat, canopy, water, soil, beauty and heritage?

Or woodchips, briquettes and pallets?

Welcome to SERCA

The South East Region Conservation Alliance Inc. is an umbrella group for volunteer conservation organisations in the southeast region of NSW. Our purpose is to support those who love the natural world, want to stand up for its beauty and diversity and have it protected in perpetuity.

This website publishes links to those organisations, keeps a record of current conservation issues, letters and submissions to state and federal governments, and a collection of academic research papers which are relevant to this region. SERCA welcomes participation from all like-minded groups. Please check out how to become a member group of SERCA, or join an existing group.


The Great Southern Forest aims to conserve the native forests of NSW for wildlife water soil carbon with new sustainable industries, not for woodchipping…


Great Southern Forest (GSF) is a comprehensive proposal for the public native forests of south eastern NSW.

The proposal focuses on solutions that work for the region environmentally, socially and economically. The proposal has been deeply researched by local people over several years with the help of academics, public servants and local experts. It is deliberately inclusive as grounded, feasible futures for all are vital for social cohesions and community well-being. The values underpinning GSF are oriented to a liveable and positive future for the present community and for future generations. The key to the GSF proposal is a fundamental change in the management of our public native forests from timber extraction to management for ecological integrity of the forests, climate stability, carbon sequestration and water security.

Woodchipping’s Score Card

Over 50 years of woodchipping – it’s time for change!


Forest Plan of Operations

Map of forests being destroyed in New South Wales


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and live, the Yuin Nation, Wolgalu, Ngarigo, Ngunnawal and Ngambri people(s), and pay our respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.