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NES - National Environmental Standard for Forestry

Tree Grower articles

  • Harvesting rules in the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry (Access: unrestricted)
    Elizabeth Heeg, November 2017
    This article provides an overview of harvesting activities in the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry. It is not intended to be used as guidance or as a replacement for…
  • Consistent rules for plantation forestry (Access: unrestricted)
    Julian Bateson, February 2015
    I attended one of the recent workshops for small-scale forest growers organise and run by Ministry for Primary Industries. The aim of the exercise was for more consistent rules across…
  • Be more informed about the NES (Access: unrestricted)
    Ian Cairns, August 2011
    Many farm foresters may not know that a National Environmental Standard for plantation forestry (NES) is in preparation. Should the Minister for the Environment Dr Nick Smith give the green…



Forest Practice Guides

  • Plantation forestry activities
  • Forest Practice Guides
    The Forest Practice Guides (2018) are to assist forest owners/managers and contractors to meet legislative requirements of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and in particular the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF). They do not replace or override any statutory requirement. For various forestry operations, the guides provide options and information on a range of practices and methods to manage effects of the operations on the…

Environmental Code of Practice

  • Environmental Code of Practice (2007, pdf 3.94 mb)
    The NZ Environmental Code of Practice for Plantation Forestry (E-CoP) is intended to replace the New Zealand Forestry Code of Practice (the LIRO Code) that was first published in 1990 and revised in 1993. The new code up-dates the information contained in the original LIRO Code; however, the focus has also been expanded to include a section setting out industry best environmental practices (BEPs). The Code aims to be a key reference tool to a wide range of parties involved in managing forests by providing information on environmental values, how such values should be assimilated into operational planning, other references and resources as well as the BEPs. It may also serve as a useful framework for training purposes.
  • New code ensures best practice forestry (Access: unrestricted)
    David Rhodes, February 2008
    Forestry is one of the New Zealand’s most environmentally friendly industries. Our forests stabilise hillsides, provide clean water, store carbon, provide habitat for endangered flora and fauna, and help offset…

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