Harvest planning in NSW State forestsNSW State forests providetimber, employment,habitat, clean air and aplace to be.Before timber is harvestedfrom NSW State forests,detailed harvest plansare prepared. next
Forests in NSWEach State forest is divided intocompartments with a harvestplan normally dedicated to onecompartment.Try your hand at harvestplanning. Click on the differentfeatures on this map to seewhat forest values are protectedfrom harvesting or click imagebelow to begin. Regeneration back next home
HabitatEcologists undertake day andnight surveys to identifythreatened plant and animalspecies. Experts determine whatbuffers or space needs to be leftaround these animals to ensuretheir habitat is retained and theycontinue to live in the forest. Regeneration back next home
ResearchIn this area a research triallooking at what helps treesgrow tall and strong has beenexcluded from harvesting Regeneration back next home
Seed treesSpecial trees have been identifiedand protected so their seed can becollected and used in plantations. Regeneration back next home
HeritageHere Aboriginal and nonaboriginal cultural heritagesites are protected. Regeneration back next home
WaterwaysHarvesting is not permittedaround waterways for up to45m on either side to ensurewater quality and avoiderosion of the soil. Regeneration back next home
RoadsRoads are maintained duringharvesting to reduce the risk ofsoil getting into waterways.Roads are used to get timberout of the forest and to the millbut once harvesting is finishedthey are used for recreationlike four-wheel-driving. Regeneration back next home
RainforestIn NSW areas of rainforest andhigh conservation value oldgrowth forest are protectedand not harvested for timber. Regeneration back next home
RegenerationOn average 2% of State forests inNSW are harvested for timbereach year. Many State forestshave been harvested severaltimes over the last 100 years –regenerating to provide a supplyof timber and today and intothe future.2011 in the International Year ofForests. Celebrate NSW Stateforests and all they offer.Visit us atwww.industry.nsw.gov.au/forests back finish
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