You will require this certification if you intend to undertake any forest practice on any land. A forest practice is considered to be any of the following:
- harvesting and regenerating native forest
- harvesting and / or establishing plantations
- clearing forests for other purposes, including agriculture
- clearing and converting threatened native vegetation communities
- constructing roads and quarries for the above purposes
- harvesting tree ferns.
A forest practices plan contains the following information:
- specifications of forest practices to be carried out
- plan for restocking the land with trees
- if harvesting tree ferns, the name of harvester, the number of ferns and the period of time for harvesting
- if clearing land: the identity, number and location of any threatened vegetation species and a removal plan
- if harvesting timber, the name of the timber processor
- the period that forest practices will be carried out.
Please note, you will be required to lodge a certificate of compliance with the Authority within 30 days of completing an operation as is prescribed within your Forest Practices Plan.
The certificate of compliance must be completed by an Authority officer and must be lodged by the person to whom the Forest Practices Plan applies. The Authority officer will assess whether the provisions within the Forest Practices Plan have been complied with and will take any action as deemed necessary within the boundaries of the Act.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.