Climate Change

Climate change
Aboriginal values
Forest ecosystem health
Conservation values
Socio-economic values
Accountability & reporting


Changing climatic conditions in NSW affect forest health, growth, species composition, habitat and the frequency and intensity of natural disturbances such as fire, drought and storms. The rate of change may make some forest types and the species that depend on them vulnerable to decline. The changes pose a significant risk to ecosystem services that support community values such as biodiversity, water and timber resources, tourism, and cultural and spiritual values. Understanding these impacts and adapting forest management is an important component of the NSW Forest Management Framework that aims to maintain and improve NSW forest values in the short and long-term.

Focus areas

▸ Modelling and adaptation
▸ Carbon balance
▸ Enhanced carbon storage