Private native forestry legislation and regulations

Private native forests in Queensland are generally mapped as 'remnant regional ecosystems' or 'regrowth regional ecosystems' under the Vegetation Management Act 1999. There are also significant 'non remnant' areas of private native forest in Queensland.

Private native forest management and timber harvesting (forest practices) on mapped remnant or regrowth regional ecosystems areas are subject to the Code applying to a native forest practice on freehold land and the Vegetation Management Act 1999. The Department of Natural Resources and Mines provides information about conducting 'forest practices' in private native forests in accordance with the Code applying to a native forest practice on freehold land and Vegetation Management Act 1999.

Last updated 25 March 2013