Private Native Forestry Monitoring Program

The monitoring program

We are independently overseeing a monitoring program with the NSW Forest Monitoring Steering Committee to improve the evidence base for private native forestry and decision making.

Local Land Services and the Department of Planning and Environment jointly approved the Private Native Forestry Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (PNF MER) Framework in November 2023.

Local Land Services is supporting the monitoring program with $1.5 million over 2 years, as part of a larger $28 million Farm Forestry package.

Project: Remote sensing feasibility study

We have engaged remote sensing scientists to conduct a remote sensing feasibility study. The scientists are working closely with our cross-agency technical review team and independent experts to investigate how remote sensing approaches can be used to facilitate broadscale monitoring for private native forestry.

Dr Sam Hislop (FlintPro, formerly The Mullion Group) and Dr Christine Stone (independent research scientist) have delivered the first report (see above) for the study outlining remote sensing options and their feasibility.

The next phase of the study will consider potential indicators to support PNF monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

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