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Forest Practice Guides and Codes of Practice

  • 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…
  • Principles for Commercial Plantation Forest Management in New Zealand (Pdf, 2004)
  • 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.

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