The Private Native Forestry Code of Practice (the Code) has provision for the Director General of the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW NSW) to approve Ecological Harvesting Plans (EHPs). An EHP is required when harvesting operations are proposed in Endangered Ecological Communities (EECs). The prescriptions of an EHP are in addition to the conditions set by the Code.
The draft EHP guideline has been developed following input from various sections of DECCW and two independent leading forest ecologists.
The draft EHP guideline identifies the purpose and requirements of an EHP. The EHP guideline will continue to be refined to develop and take account of various ecological harvesting methods as more scientific information becomes available.
To download a copy of Guideline 6: Draft Ecological Harvesting Plan Guideline for Endangered Ecological Communities (50 KB) go to http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/pnf/index.htm#CommentEECGuideline
Please provide DECCW with your comments by:
fax: (02) 6641 6643
mail: DECCW PNF officer, Locked Bag 9018 Grafton NSW 2460.
Public comment period closes 16 August 2010.