Partnering with leading scientists in new forest monitoring projects


NSW Government partners with Australia’s leading scientists to deliver data for better forest management across national parks, state forests, crown land and private forested land.

The Natural Resources Commission, as chair of the Forest Monitoring Steering Committee, has partnered with 10 universities, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Regional NSW, Aboriginal organisations and private consultancies to deliver nation leading forest monitoring services.

The Steering Committee has approved the following 11 new monitoring projects on:

  • data services
  • forest-dependent jobs
  • Aboriginal culture and renewal (x2)
  • baselines, trends and drivers for forest extent, condition and health
  • carbon balance of NSW forests
  • baselines, trends and drivers for forest species occupancy and distribution
  • fauna call recognisers
  • baselines, trends and drivers for water quality and quantity in forest catchments
  • baselines, trends and drivers for soil stability and health in forest catchments
  • evaluating forest road network to protect forest waterways.

This new work will build on previous investments in:

  • assessing post-wildfire impacts to support recovery planning
  • monitoring north coast fauna.