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National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry: Overview of the regulations

Publication date:  August 2017
Publication reference number:  INFO 804

The National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF) mark a significant change in the way forestry activities are managed under the Resource Management Act. This brochure provides an overview of the regulations for councils and foresters, including the activities that are regulated by the NES-PF and new tools for identifying the risks of wilding conifer spread, erosion, and disturbance to waterways while fish are spawning. Further guidance materials are being developed to support councils and foresters to meet their responsibilities under the NES-PF which will come into effect on 1 May 2018.