Personally I feel that the forest we have in this area greatly benefit the community as we are dependent on tourism and the forests are a strong draw card. The forest walks, bike trails, especially the mountain bike trail bring tourists from all over the world. The Cape to Cape track is also a great draw card for tourism. Tourism brings jobs and opportunities for the local community to be involved. The forests in this area are beautiful and hopefully we can keep them that way. Local groups work hard to keep them like that. We need the forests as habitat for local animals and birds, especially the red and white tail cockatoos and the ringtail possums. Habitat decline is already having an impact on these animals. I strongly support forest protection.