The Eden Region covers about 800 000 hectares, from near Bermagui and Nimmitabel in the north to Delegate and Cape Howe in the south. About two-thirds of the area is forested, with most forest on public lands — either as state forest or national park.
The NSW government's forests decisions in 1996 and 1998 added 94 000 hectares of national park and reserves in Eden, and brought the total area of the national park estate in the Eden Region to about 243 000 hectares. The reservations in Eden and Southern regions have helped to create a continuous corridor of national parks and reserves stretching 350 kilometres from the Victorian border to Macquarie Pass, north of Nowra, with important links from the coast to the escarpment.
The Eden Forest Agreement, and Integrated Forestry Operations Approval stand for 20 years. As well as providing for additional conservation reserves, they bring certainty and assurance to timber communities, and provide support for regional jobs in both the timber and tourism industries.
The Eden region also falls under a State and Commonwealth regional forest agreement (RFA).
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Page last updated: 26 March 2013