Anyone performing activities that could cause substantial damage to native plants, including dead trees that may provide habitat for animals, must obtain a Native Vegetation Clearance.
These activities include but are not limited to:
- the cutting down, destruction or removal of whole plants
- the removal of branches, limbs, stems or trunks (including brushcutting and woodcutting)
- slashing of understorey
- drainage and reclamation of wetlands
- grazing by animals (in some circumstances).
This applies to all naturally occurring native vegetation on public and private land throughout South Australia, with the exception of some areas of metropolitan Adelaide. Contact the agency directly for further information.