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Private Native Forestry Plans & Forest Operation Plans

About Private Native Forestry Plans

Local Land Services works with landholders wanting to conduct private native forestry by helping to develop a Private Native Forestry Plan. A Private Native Forestry Plan is an agreement between landholders and Local Land Services and contains:

  • a satellite image or aerial photograph of your property identifying where you can conduct forestry and areas that must be protected such as rainforest, old-growth forest, threatened species habitat and drainage features
  • an agreement document that outlines your rights and responsibilities under the relevant Private Native Forestry Code of Practice.

If you are interested in a Private Native Forestry Plan contact your nearest Private Native Forestry Officer to discuss the process of preparing a Private Native Forestry Plan.

About Forest Operation Plans

Before undertaking private native forestry operations landholders must complete a Forest Operation Plan.

A Forest Operation Plan describes the proposed forestry operation within your Private Native Forestry Plan area and includes a Forest Operation Plan map and completed Forest Operation Plan template. A signed copy of the Forest Operation Plan must be available on-site during forestry operations.

Before starting your Forest Operation Plan make sure you know your region or forest type to ensure you understand the relevant environmental and operating conditions.

The Forest Operation Plan templates, field guides and guidelines to help landholders complete a Forest Operation Plan are available in the table below.

The Forest Operation Plan map, template and guidelines will be provided with a Private Native Forestry Plan approved by Local Land Services. A signed copy of the Forest Operation Plan must be available on-site during forestry operations.

Code area

Word template (Word document to be saved, completed electronically, printed and signed)

PDF template (PDF document  to be printed, filled in by hand and signed)

Field Guides

Guidelines

Northern NSW

Forest Operation Plan for Northern NSW  DOCX, 754.6 KB

Forest Operation Plan for Northern NSW PDF, 452.76 KB

Forest Operation Plan Field Guides for Northern NSW PDF, 21430.55 KB

Forest Operation Plan Guidelines for Northern NSW PDF, 452.76 KB

Southern NSW

Forest Operation Plan for Southern NSW DOCX, 216.54 KB

Forest Operation Plan for Southern NSW PDF, 766.61 KB

Forest Operation Plan Field Guides for Southern NSW PDF, 21608.8 KB

Forest Operation Plan Guidelines for Southern NSW PDF, 766.61 KB

Cypress and Western Hardwood Forests

Forest Operation Plan for Cypress and Western Hardwood Forests DOCX, 225.16 KB

Forest Operation Plan for Cypress and Western Hardwood Forests PDF, 729.73 KB

Forest Operation Plan Field Guides for Cypress and Western Hardwood Forests PDF, 22726.26 KB

Forest Operation Plan Guidelines for Cypress and Western Hardwood Forests PDF, 729.73 KB

River Red Gum Forests

Forest Operation Plan for River Red Gum Forests DOCX, 219.52 KB

Forest Operation Plan for River Red Gum Forests PDF, 742.56 KB

Forest Operation Plan Field Guides for River Red Gum Forests PDF, 22666.37 KB

Forest Operation Plan Guidelines for River Red Gum Forests PDF, 742.56 KB

Note:

New legislative arrangements have commenced for private native forestry. It should be noted that some references on related publications may now be outdated.