Note: On 30 April 2018, Local Land Services assumed responsibility for PNF approval and extension services. The EPA retains its role in relation to monitoring of compliance with the PNF Code of Practice, and related enforcement activities. See more information on these changes or contact LLS for matters relating to PNF approvals.
Conducting private native forestry
The NSW Government has developed guidelines and videos to provide further information to operators and landholders conducting native forestry operations, and to support compliance with the PNF Code of Practice
- Identifying hollow-bearing and recruitment trees: guidance note for private native forestry in northern and southern NSW (PDF 935KB)
- Guideline 1: Guidelines for assessing regeneration and stocking (PDF 177KB)
- Guideline 4: Techniques for measuring stand height (PDF 572KB)
- Guideline 5: Techniques for measuring stand basal area (PDF 134KB)
The NSW Government's technical video series provides information on a range of issues including constructing drainage features and roll-over cross banks, silviculture and protecting threatened ecological communities.
Videos 1-5: Protecting threatened species and their habitat, old growth forest and rainforest.
Videos 6-9: Threatened ecological communities
Videos 10-13: Tips on constructing different types of drainage
Video 14: Removing earth windrows to avoid soil erosion
Videos 15-18: Constructing a roll-over cross bank
Videos 19-22: Constructing and using simple infrastructure such as log and timber bridges
Videos 23-25: Snig tracks and log dumps
Videos 26-29: Silviculture and forest management
There are also introductory videos for people getting started in private native forestry.
- Advisory notes provide information on threatened species, cultural heritage and biodiversity.
- The endangered ecological community (EEC) field identification guidelines help landowners and contractors identify EECs in the field. They provide information on characteristic tree species, geographical locations and other key features