The Integrated Forestry Operations Approval covering the Upper North East region is the principal vehicle by which Environment and Heritage Values that are impracticable to include in reserves can be conserved. The JANIS Reserve Criteria provide for the management of such values through prescriptions. The Integrated Forestry Operations Approval takes account of the extent of reserved habitat, whether the prescriptions are operationally feasible, and the relative conservation status of each species.
INDENTIFIED CAR VALUES AND THEIR PROTECTION AFFORDED THROUGH THE RFA
Levels of protection for Forest Ecosystems and Old Growth forest achieved in the CAR Reserve System are shown in Tables 1 and 2 of this Attachment as follows:
Dedicated Reserves; as described in Clause 4 of this Attachment,
Informal Reserves; as described in Clause 4 of this Attachment,
Prescription; includes the areas within the Harvesting Exclusions Zone (Zone 3A), and those areas of the Special Management Zone (Zone 2) that, due the size or shape, do not meet the Informal Reserve category outlined above.
It should be noted that the Special Prescription Zone (Zone 3B) and the IFOA afford additional protection over that included in the table.
Table 1. Percentage reservation status of Forest and Non-Forest Ecosystems in the CAR Reserve System in the Upper North East region based on vegetation modelling to establish the pre-1750 extent of Forest Ecosystems in the regiona