Forest Advocacy Ministry

A desperate need, and an exciting opportunity, to protect God’s good Creation

Forest Protection Pilgrimage

Join us on a pilgrimage among threatened forests on Gumbaynggirr Country, 25-27 August 2023. All are welcome to attend. More info and register.

Vision for the Forest Advocacy Ministry

  • Work with others to achieve a rapid end to industrial native forest logging in NSW.
  • Increase the involvement of Christians in efforts for forest protection.
  • Offer pastoral care and support to forest defenders.
  • Acknowledge, encourage and support spiritual connection with the earth/Earth.

We acknowledge that the ministry is on Aboriginal land and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We echo the calls for the care of forests to reflect the unceded sovereignty of First Nations Peoples.

See also shorter Forest Advocacy Ministry video (2 mins 38 seconds) here.


Help us to support forest friends and defenders on the NSW north coast and engage the wider church in the importance of protecting our forests. The ministry will also provide resources and opportunities to connect with Creation.

Give to our crowdfunder

Give by direct deposit
BSB: 634 634
Account number: 100045736
Account Name: Mid North Coast Presbytery General Account
Reference: Forest Advocate

We direct 10 percent of the ministry’s income to acknowledging the unceded sovereignty of the Gumbaynggirr People in the region where we have held our activities, and ensure that leaders who share their welcome and wisdom with us are adequately compensated for their time.

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Become a citizen scientist

Wherever you live, you can join citizen scientists to help to protect remnant native forest inside plantation areas. Help online from your home or in the forests. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.


Write to Premier Chris Minns and ask him to stop the logging in the proposed Great Koala National Park area.

See other advocacy requests from the NSW Nature Conservation Council and the Bob Brown Foundation.

forest defenders and supporters- Jon O’Brien
forest canopy- Phil Dokmanovic
bleeding sap- Jason John
dancing tree- source unknown
citizen scientists- Miriam Pepper
logged stump- Jason John