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Native forestry

Private Native Forestry Code of Practice

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On 25 August 2017, new legislative arrangements commenced for private native forestry. It should be noted that some references on the EPAs website and any publications may now be outdated. These documents will be progressively updated by the EPA to ensure current legislative arrangements are reflected. More detail about the changes are available.

The Private Native Forestry (PNF) Code of Practice (the Code) establishes a regulatory framework for the sustainable management of forests. The Code was developed to maintain and/or improve environment outcomes. It sets minimum operating standards for harvesting in private native forests. The Code is divided into four parts with each part applying to a particular area within the state.

To help landholders apply the Code during forestry operations the EPA has developed a number of guidelines.

Click on the link below to view the PNF Code of Practice that applies to your area:

Contact your local EPA Office to obtain hard copies of the PNF Code of Practice. Landholders can also access the PNF field guides at the information hub to help them implement the operational conditions of the Code.

Page last updated: 06 September 2017