Environmental assessments

During the harvest-planning stage, we search databases for:

We assess the likelihood of these protected matters being present in the harvest area and the potential risk of impact from native timber harvesting if they are found to be present.

These assessments:

  • inform decisions made about areas not available for harvesting
  • identify values that require specific prescriptions in the operational harvesting plan
  • may result in a field survey to confirm the presence of environmental values and how best to protect them.