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Evaluation sheets

Evaluation sheets (.docx)

These evaluation sheets are designed to ensure Forest Practices Code provisions for biodiversity values are taken into account in the preparation of a forest practices plan (FPP).  Note that the evaluation sheets may not cover all biodiversity relevant provisions of the Code. The planner will need to consider any that are not covered here.

Biodiversity evaluation sheet: clearing operations This evaluation sheet will ensure you consider Forest Practices Code provisions for biodiversity values when developing an FPP for clearance and conversion operations.

Biodiversity evaluation sheet: plantation operations This evaluation sheet is designed to make sure you take Forest Practices Code provisions for biodiversity values relevant to plantation operations (roading, harvesting and reforestation) into account when preparing an FPP. (This includes operations which involve conversion of plantations to pasture.)

Biodiversity evaluation sheet: small scale plantation and plantation thinning This evaluation sheet will ensure you consider Forest Practices Code provisions for biodiversity values relevant to plantation thinning operations; or harvesting in established plantations (where the total plantation area is less than 10 hectares)

Biodiversity evaluation sheets: native forestry This evaluation sheet will help ensure you consider Forest Practices Code provisions for biodiversity values when you prepare an FPP for native forestry operations.

Biodiversity evaluation sheet - quarries This evaluation sheet is specifically for preparing a Quarry FPP.

Supporting documents (PDFs)

Additional information to support FPA biodiversity evaluation sheets Information to guide you through using biodiversity evaluation sheets

FPA guidelines for ecological assessments These guidelines have been prepared for consultants conducting ecological surveys and preparing ecological reports for areas subject to a proposed FPP.

FPA policy on conversion and ecological assessments
The FPA has clarified the circumstances in which we can assist an FPO with ecological assessments for conversion proposals.

Raptor forms (.docx)

Raptor nest search, location and activity forms These forms may be used to report search areas, location of nest nests and/or nest activity.