Forestry, Clearing Vegetation & Trees

EDO NSW has produced a number of resources on forestry, clearing vegetation and trees

Fact Sheets on this topic include:

  • Forestry
  • Clearing Vegetation
  • Trees (including tree disputes)

EDO NSW also undertakes law reform work relevant to forestry, clearing vegetation and trees. Read our submissions.

EDO NSW represents individuals and community groups in public interest litigation to protect the environment. Read about our past cases on forestry, clearing vegetation and trees.

Learn how to Have Your Say about decisions relevant to forestry, clearing vegetation and trees.

Forestry

This Fact Sheet explains the system that regulates forestry on Crown and private lands. It discusses the various forestry agreements that can be made between the state and national governments, logging licences and offences, and opportunities for the public to have their say about forestry. It also explains how forestry relates to other environmental laws, including those protecting threatened species and native animals and plants.

The information will be useful for people concerned about the impact of forestry operations on the environment, users of state forests, and landholders and neighbours of proposed or existing forestry operations.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Threatened Species and Ecological Communities, Native Animals and Plants, Clearing Vegetation

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Clearing Vegetation

This Fact Sheet describes the regulatory framework governing the clearing of vegetation in NSW in rural areas, and how these laws interact with other environmental laws, including those protecting threatened species and native animals and plants. It identifies opportunities for public comment on proposed clearing, and details how unauthorised clearing can be enforced.

The Fact Sheet will be useful for landholders who wish to clear land in rural areas, and anyone concerned about land clearing activity.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Trees (including tree disputes), Forestry, Native Animals and Plants, Threatened Species and Ecological Communities

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Trees (including tree disputes)

This Fact Sheet explains how trees are protected in towns and cities. It includes information about protections put in place by local councils, and how these protections are enforced. 

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Clearing Vegetation, LEPs and SEPPs, Land and Environment Court

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BioBanking

This Fact Sheet explains what the Biodiversity Banking Scheme (BioBanking) is and how it works. It discusses BioBanking Agreements and Statements, biobank sites, and biodiversity credits. It explains how BioBanking interacts with planning legislation, as well as private and public conservation arrangements.

This Fact Sheet will be useful for landholders who are interested in finding out more about how BioBanking works, landholders who are already party to a BioBanking Agreement, and people looking to purchase a property which has a BioBanking Agreement registered on the title.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Conservation on Private Land, Native Animals and Plants, Threatened Species and Ecological Communities, EPBC Act, Commonwealth Threatened Species Law, Biodiversity Assessments

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Technical Fact Sheet: Biodiversity Assessments

Technical Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet is designed to assist members of the public to evaluate biodiversity assessments that have been prepared for the purpose of meeting environmental legislative requirements. This Fact Sheet discusses different types of biodiversity assessments, and the elements to be assessed in each of these. It also identifies common failings of biodiversity assessments.

This Fact Sheet will be useful for people who are intending to prepare a biodiversity assessment, people who wish to assess the adequacy of a biodiversity assessment, and people who want to respond to a biodiversity assessment.

This Fact Sheet should be read in conjunction with Fact Sheets on the laws protecting biodiversity. Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Conservation on Private Land, Native Animals and Plants, Threatened Species and Ecological Communities, EPBC Act, Commonwealth Threatened Species Law, BioBanking

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