Conservation & Land Management
This page provides links to databases, groups and reports on conservation and land management in the Clarence Valley.
Please come back from time to time as this page is continuously being updated.
Flora and Fauna Identification
Atlas of Living Australia
Collaborative, digital, open infrastructure that pulls together Australia biodiversity data from multiple sources, making it accessible and reusable.
Birdlife Australia has good resources on species identification, building and installing nesting boxes and bird baths as well as guidelines to design good bird habitats
Search for potential threatened species on your property and report sightings via website
An online database of NSW Flora. Contains data from the printed Flora of NSW series (UNSW Press), augmented by data from the National Herbarium of NSW.
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Plant ID Service
This site provides excellent information about the common native species in NSW.
Indigenous & Traditional
If you think you may have sites or objects of Aboriginal cultural importance on your property, get information from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment at www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/aboriginal-cultural-heritage
Native Plant Nurseries in the Clarence Valley
- CVC/ Landcare Tucabia
- CEC LFW Nursery
- Yuraygir Landcare Minnie Waters
Koala feed trees Clarence Valley
North Coast Regional Weed Management Plan
Weeds of the North Coast of NSW
NSW Department of Primary Industry (DPI)
More information on weeds
Land Management Information
Government Resources and Regulations
- EPA (Environment Protection Authority) epa.nsw.gov.au
- NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
- NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment dpie.nsw.gov.au
- NSW Department of Primary Industries dpi.nsw.gov.au
- NSW Soil Conservation Service scs.nsw.gov.au
- VEGETATION ACT
- NSW Land Registry Services nswlrs.com.au
- Crown Lands in NSW industry.nsw.gov.au/lands
- Clarence Valley Council
North Coast Regional Pest Management Plan
LOGGING AND LAND CLEARING
Private Native Forestry and Logging
Private Native Forestry is described as being “the sustainable management of native forests on private property for timber production”. This can include the harvesting of timber for a variety of products such as flooring, construction timber, power poles, furniture and firewood.
Review via EDO
Benefits of PNF, Problems with PNF
Local Land Services are responsible for private native forestry advice and approvals. See https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/help-and-advice/private-native-forestry
The NSW Environment Protection Authority is responsible for compliance and enforcement of private native forestry.