The Office of Environment and Heritage invests significantly in science to support the NSW native vegetation management framework. This includes maintaining a number of databases that are important to the management of vegetation, soils and native plants and animals including threatened species including:
The NSW Vegetation information system (VIS) contains information about the classification and mapping of native vegetation in NSW. The VIS is used by Local Land Services (LLS), local government and various state agencies as well as individual people to improve planning and decision making for native vegetation.
The NSW Soil and Land Information System (SALIS) describes soils, landscapes and other geographic features, and is used by the NSW Government, other organisations and individual people to improve planning and decision-making for land management.
Native plants and animals
Bionet is a database about the plants and animals of NSW used by the NSW Government, other organisations and individual people to improve planning and decision-making in relation to native plants and animals including threatened species.
Databases supporting the assessment of Property Vegetation Plans
OEH maintains a number of Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology databases that support the processing of PVPs under the Native Vegetation Act.
Additional resources include:
Page last updated: 25 January 2016