Conservation values

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


NSW RFAs promote the conservation of important environmental values through a comprehensive, adequate and representative (CAR) reserve system supported by state and federal legislation.

In addition, RFAs establish a framework that provides for forestry operations without any further Commonwealth Government approvals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Further details about conservation of biodiversity values are explored in the Forest Ecosystem Health theme.

Focus areas

▸ Comprehensive, Adequate and Representative (CAR) reserve system
▸ Matters of National Environmental Significance (MNES)