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Native forestry

Private native forestry plans

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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 It should be noted that some references on the EPAs website and any publications may now be outdated.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.

A private native forestry plan (PNF plan) is a legally binding agreement between a landholder and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

You must contact the EPA to start the PNF plan process. An EPA Officer will then discuss the process of preparing a PNF plan with you. For an overview of the process of obtaining a PNF plan, download the following fact sheet:

Forest operation planning

Landholders must complete a forest operation plan (FOP) describing the proposed forestry operations before undertaking private native forestry operations.

A FOP describes the proposed forestry operation, includes a FOP map and is completed using a template. FOP templates and guidelines to help landholders complete a FOP are available for download in the table below.

The FOP map, template and guidelines will be provided with a PNF plan approved by the EPA. A signed hard copy of the FOP template must be available on-site during forestry operations.

 

Code area

Word template (Word document to be saved, completed electronically, printed and signed)

PDF template (PDF document  to be printed, filled in by hand and signed)

FOP guidelines

Northern NSW

Forest Operation Plan for Northern NSW (template) (DOCX 115KB)

Forest Operation Plan for Northern NSW (template) (PDF 195KB)

Forest Operation Plan Guidelines for Northern NSW (PDF 241KB)

 

Southern NSW

Forest Operation Plan for Southern NSW (template) (DOC 358KB)

Forest Operation Plan for Southern NSW (template) (PDF 182KB)

Forest Operation Plan Guidelines for Southern NSW (PDF 357KB)

Cypress and Western Hardwood Forests

Forest Operation Plan for Cypress and Western Hardwood Forests (template) (DOC 371KB)

Forest Operation Plan for Cypress and Western Hardwood Forests (template) (PDF 221KB)

Forest Operation Plan Guidelines for Cypress and Western Hardwood Forests (PDF 238KB)

River Red Gum Forests

Forest Operation Plan for River Red Gum Forests (template) (DOC 357KB)

Forest Operation Plan for River Red Gum Forests (template) (PDF 197KB)

Forest Operation Plan Guidelines for River Red Gum Forests (PDF 226KB)

 

 

Page last updated: 06 September 2017