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 environmental services and a sustainable timber supply for NSW.

The EPA works in partnership with landholders, the Forestry Corporation of NSW, Local Land Services, the Office of Environment and Heritage, 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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