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Native forestry

Using routine agricultural management activities in private native forestry

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On 25 August 2017, new legislative arrangements commenced for private native forestry. It should be noted that some references on the EPAs website and any publications may now be outdated. These documents will be progressively updated by the EPA to ensure current legislative arrangements are reflected. More detail about the changes are available.

Routine agricultural management activities (RAMAs) are activities where clearing of native vegetation does not require approval under the Native Vegetation Act 2003. They can cover a wide range of activities including clearing of noxious weeds, collection of firewood and lopping of native vegetation for stock fodder.

In private native forestry (PNF) there are some restrictions on RAMAs for land covered by a PNF property vegetation plan. For more information, download the Routine Agricultural Management Activities (RAMAs) on PNF Land fact sheet (PDF 245KB).

For general information about RAMAs available for your property contact your Local Land Services.


Page last updated: 06 September 2017