Private Native Forestry Code of Practice

The Private Native Forestry (PNF) Code of Practice (the Code) establishes a regulatory framework for the sustainable management of forests. It is the key piece of legislation guiding private native forestry operations in NSW.

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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 It should be noted that some references on the EPA's website and any publications may now be outdated.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 changes can be found here.

The Code

  • contains provisions to maintain and/or improve environment outcomes
  • sets minimum operating standards for harvesting in private native forests

The Code is divided into 4 parts with each part applying to an area of NSW

Each Code is accompanied by a field guide which to help operators apply the Code during operations.

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