Upper North East Region
The Upper North East Region extends from approximately Sawtell to west of Guyra, then north to the Queensland border.
Comprehensive assessments were undertaken in the Upper North East from 1996 to 1999. Detailed studies of the attributes and values of the forests were completed. Fauna habitat was mapped, local heritage identified, and the economic status and social make-up of local communities examined. The assessment took into account the impact of forest industry changes on the environment, the townships, their economies and their people.
The Upper North East Forest Agreement of New South Wales has balanced the environmental qualities of forests with the social and economic needs of the community.
Key conservation announcements for the Upper and Lower North East Regions (combined)
The total area of formal reserves (such as national parks) in the Upper North East and the Lower North East regions is now over 2 million hectares. This includes:
The Upper and Lower North East Regions forest agreements established an environment in which the forest industries and the communities that depend on them could plan their future with an improved sense of certainty and security. They included 20-year wood supply commitments, based on demonstrated value adding and subject to future resource inventory.
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Page last updated: 08 March 2013