Woody vegetation change Statewide Landcover and Tree Study
Summary report 2020
This report summarises the results for loss of woody vegetation due to agriculture, forestry and infrastructure activities across New South Wales in 2020.
- 29 June 2022
- Department of Planning and Environment
The Statewide Landcover and Tree Study (SLATS) program uses satellite imagery to detect the location and extent of woody vegetation clearing each year.
Results for the 2020 SLATS show that 51,400 hectares of woody vegetation was lost, which was slightly less than the previous year but higher than the 2009–2017 average at 38,800 hectares.
See our 2020 landcover change reporting webpage for more information.