Identification, Assessment and Protection of National Estate Part a natural Values


APPENDIX E – List of Data Layers That Contributed to National Estate Analysis



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APPENDIX E – List of Data Layers That Contributed to National Estate Analysis


Data Set Agency

Wildlife Atlas (fauna locality records) NSW NPWS (Internal Data-Set)

Priority Fauna (fauna locality records) NSW NPWS (CRA Data-Set)

Flora (flora locality records) NSW NPWS (CRA Data-Set)

Endemic Flora (GIS shape) NSW NPWS (CRA Data-Set)

Endemic Flora (GIS grid) NSW NPWS (CRA Data-Set)

Endemic Fauna (GIS grid) NSW NPWS (CRA Data-Set)

Endemic Invertebrates (GIS Grid) Australian Museum (CRA Data-Set)

Forest Ecosystems NSW NPWS (CRA Data-Set)

Old-growth forest NSW NPWS (CRA Data-Set)

Digital Elevation Model 1:25,000 (GIS grid)

Geology 1:250,000 (GIS grid)

Biophysical Naturalness 1:250,000 Environment Australia (Internal Data-Set)

CRAFTI Project (Aerial Photo Interpretation) CRA Data-Set

Wild Rivers Disturbance Index Environment Australia (Jointly owned Commonwealth Government Data-Set)

APPENDIX F – Existing Protective Mechanisms for Natural National Estate Values in NSW


National Estate Values



JANIS related value

Sensitivitya and resilienceb to forestry activities covered by the RFA

Percentage of value on public land in reserves

Existing off-reserve protection mechanisms










Formal Reserve

Informal Reserve

Formal Reserves

as a Result of 1998 NSW

Decision




Wilderness (A.2, B.1)

Yes*

High sensitivity to unnatural disturbance. Low resilience to forestry activities

-

N/A

-


Wilderness Act 1977.


Oldgrowth forest and rare old-growth forest (A.2 & B.1)

Yes*

High sensitivity to logging, grazing, unnatural fire and other forestry activities. Low resilience to forestry activities

45

-

59

Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSCA), Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act), National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (ESP Act); Native Vegetation Conservation Act 1997

Conservation Protocols, Forest Management Zoning (FMZs), and Management Plans



Vegetation Communities Characteristic of their Class (D.1)

Yes*

High sensitivity to logging, grazing, unnatural fire and other forestry activities. Low resilience to forestry activities

N/A

N/A

N/A

Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSCA),

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act),

National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (ESP Act); Native Vegetation Conservation Act 1997

Conservation Protocols, Forest Management Zoning (FMZs)., and Management Plans.






National Estate Values



JANIS related value

Sensitivitya and resilienceb to forestry activities covered by the RFA

Percentage of value on public land in reserves

Existing off-reserve protection mechanisms










Formal Reserve

Informal Reserve

Formal Reserves

as a Result of 1998 NSW

Decision




Vegetation Succession (A.2)

Yes

High sensitivity to logging, grazing, unnatural fire and other forestry activities. Low resilience to forestry activities

N/A

N/A

N/A

Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSCA),

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act),

National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974,

Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (ESP Act);

Conservation Protocols, , Forest Management Zoning (FMZs). and Management Plans



Natural landscapes (A.2 & B.1)

No

High sensitivity to logging, grazing, unnatural fire and other forestry activities. Low resilience to forestry activities

50

-

61

The Heritage Act 1977, Wilderness Act 1977.

Undisturbed catchments

No

High sensitivity to logging, grazing, unnatural fire and other forestry activities. Low resilience to forestry activities

61

-

69

The Heritage Act 1977, Wilderness Act 1977.




National Estate Values



JANIS related value

Sensitivitya and resilienceb to forestry activities covered by the RFA

Percentage of value on public land in reserves

Existing off-reserve protection mechanisms










Formal Reserve

Informal Reserve

Formal Reserves

as a Result of 1998 NSW

Decision




Flora and fauna refugia (A.1 & A.2)

Yes?

High sensitivity to logging, grazing, unnatural fire and other forestry activities. Low resilience to forestry activities

42

-

51

Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSCA),

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act),

National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974,

Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (ESP Act);

Conservation Protocols, Forest Management Zoning (FMZs), and Management Plans



Migratory Species (A2 Important Habitat)

No

High sensitivity to logging, grazing, fire and other forestry activities. Low resilience to forestry activities

21

-

26

RAMSAR, CAMBA and JAMBA convention and agreements on migratory and wetland species, Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSCA),

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act),

National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974,

Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (ESP Act);

Conservation Protocols, Forest Management Zoning (FMZs)., and Management Plans






National Estate Values



JANIS related value

Sensitivitya and resilienceb to forestry activities covered by the RFA

Percentage of value on public land in reserves

Existing off-reserve protection mechanisms










Formal Reserve

Informal Reserve

Formal Reserves

as a Result of 1998 NSW

Decision




Primitive and relictual species (A.1)

Yes

High sensitivity to logging, grazing, unnatural fire and other forestry activities. Low resilience to forestry activities

24

-

48

Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSCA),

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act),

National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974,

Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (ESP Act);

Conservation Protocols, Forest Management Zoning (FMZs), and Management Plans



Species at the limits of their distribution range (A.1)

No

Value is dependent on individual species response. Species sensitive to logging, grazing, and unnatural fire are at particular risk.

Fauna: 21
Flora: 33

-

34
49

Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSCA),

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act),

National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974,

Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (ESP Act);

Conservation Protocols, Forest Management Zoning (FMZs)., and Management Plans






National Estate Values



JANIS related value

Sensitivitya and resilienceb to forestry activities covered by the RFA

Percentage of value on public land in reserves

Existing off-reserve protection mechanisms










Formal Reserve

Informal Reserve

Formal Reserves

as a Result of 1998 NSW

Decision




Habitat richness

No

Sensitivity and resilience varies depending on the habitat. Habitat types sensitive to logging, grazing, and unnatural fire are at particular risk.

32

-

37

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act),

Conservation Protocols, Forest Management Zoning (FMZs). and Management Plans



Vegetation community richness





High sensitivity to logging, grazing, unnatural fire and other forestry activities. Medium resilience to forestry activities

32

-

34

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act),

Conservation Protocols, Forest Management Zoning (FMZs). and Management Plans



Species richness (A.3)

Yes

High sensitivity to logging, grazing, unnatural fire and other forestry activities. Medium resilience to forestry activities

Fauna: 23
Flora: 30

-

44
59

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act),

Conservation Protocols, Forest Management Zoning (FMZs). and Management Plans






National Estate Values



JANIS related value

Sensitivitya and resilienceb to forestry activities covered by the RFA

Percentage of value on public land in reserves

Existing off-reserve protection mechanisms










Formal Reserve

Informal Reserve

Formal Reserves

as a Result of 1998 NSW

Decision




Important habitat (A.2)

Yes

Sensitivity and resilience varies depending on the species and habitat required. Species sensitive to logging, grazing and unnatural fire are at particular risk.

34

-

48

Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSCA),

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act),

National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974,

Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (ESP Act);

Conservation Protocols, Forest Management Zoning (FMZs), and Management Plans



Remnant vegetation (A.2)

Yes

High sensitivity to logging, grazing, unnatural fire and other forestry activities. Low resilience to forestry activities

45

-

59

Native Vegetation Conservation Act 1997, Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997,

Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSCA),

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act),

National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974,

Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (ESP Act);

Conservation Protocols, and Management Plans, Forest Management Zoning (FMZs).






National Estate Values



JANIS related value

Sensitivitya and resilienceb to forestry activities covered by the RFA

Percentage of value on public land in reserves


Existing off-reserve protection mechanisms










Formal Reserve

Informal Reserve

Formal Reserves

As a Result of 1998 NSW

Decision




Species with disjunct ranges (A.1)

No

Sensitivity and resilience varies depending on the species and habitat required. Species sensitive to logging, grazing, and unnatural fire are at particular risk.

Fauna: 21
Flora: 49

-

47
68

Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSCA),

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act),

National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974,

Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (ESP Act);

Conservation Protocols, Forest Management Zoning (FMZs), and Management Plans.



Centres of endemism – flora and fauna (A.1)

Yes

Value is dependent on individual species response. Species sensitive to logging, grazing, and unnatural fire are at particular risk.

29

-

42

Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSCA),

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act),

National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974,

Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (ESP Act);

Conservation Protocols, Forest Management Zoning (FMZs), and Management Plans






National Estate Values



JANIS related value

Sensitivitya and resilienceb to forestry activities covered by the RFA

Percentage of value on public land in reserves


Existing off-reserve protection mechanisms










Formal Reserve

Informal Reserve

Formal Reserves

as a Result of 1998 NSW

Decision




Rare, uncommon or threatened species




Sensitivity and resilience varies depending on the species and habitat required. Species sensitive to logging, grazing, and unnatural fire are at particular risk.


Fauna: 29
Flora: 59

-

43
68

Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSCA),

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act),

National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (ESP Act); Native Vegetation Conservation Act 1997

Conservation Protocols, Forest Management Zoning (FMZs)., and Management Plans



Rare vegetation communities (B.1)

Yes*

High sensitivity to logging, grazing, unnatural fire and other forestry activities. Low resilience to forestry activities

43

-

58

Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSCA),

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act),

National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (ESP Act); Native Vegetation Conservation Act 1997

Conservation Protocols, Forest Management Zoning (FMZs)., and Management Plans






National Estate Values



JANIS related value

Sensitivitya and resilienceb to forestry activities covered by the RFA

Percentage of value on public land in reserves


Existing off-reserve protection mechanisms










Formal Reserve

Informal Reserve

Formal Reserves

as a Result of 1998 NSW

Decision




Natural History Sites -

Type localities for species and research, teaching and benchmark sites (C.1)



No

Sensitivity and resilience varies depending on the species and habitat required. Species sensitive to logging, grazing, and unnatural fire are at particular risk.
Value is also dependent on individual site purpose. Sites sensitive to logging, grazing, and unnatural fire are at particular risk.

30

-

30

Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSCA), Crown Lands Act (1989), Heritage Act 1977, Soil Conservation Act 1938 Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act Native Vegetation Conservation Act 1997, Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, Clean Water Act (1970)

Geoconservation values (A1, A2, A.3, B.1, C.1, C.2, D.1, H.1)

No

Values are generally not sensitive to most forest uses, however some surface values are sensitive to soil disturbance and fire.

29

-

29

Crown Lands Act (1989), Heritage Act 1977, Soil Conservation Act 1938 Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act Native Vegetation Conservation Act 1997, Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, Clean Water Act (1970)





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