Native forestry: NSW overview

Native forests in NSW benefit the environment, the community and the economy, by containing valuable habitat for threatened plants, animals and ecological communities, and providing a sustainable timber supply for NSW.

The EPA works in partnership with landholders, the Forestry Corporation of NSW, community groups and the timber industry on

  • regulatory reforms to strengthen environment protection and make it easier for logging companies to obey the law
  • guidelines to help the timber industry operating on both private and public land conduct ecologically sustainable native forestry
  • innovative mapping programs and research to increase knowledge of where threatened species such as koalas and threatened ecological communities occur

The EPA also conducts a comprehensive compliance audit program to ensure the native forestry industry is obeying the law.

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