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Native Vegetation Needs to Stay

FARM.JPGFarmers across the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula are being warned to take care not to remove valuable native vegetation when clearing paddocks.

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke says farmers could un-lock land that’s previously been regarded as non-arable.

Native vegetation plays a vital role in the health and prosperity of South Australia's ecosystems, communities and natural resource-based industries.

Natural Resources says The Region has lost an estimated 90,715 hectares of vegetation over the past 20 years.  

If landholders wish to clear or remove native vegetation, they need to be aware of the requirements under the Native Vegetation Act 1991. Any proposed removal of stony reefs that will result in native vegetation clearance generally requires an application to the Native Vegetation Council.

To access the Interactive Guide for Native Vegetation visit www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/native-vegetation/interactive-guide

To access the Native Vegetation Regulations 2017, which includes a list of activities permitted outside the clearance controls, visit www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/native-vegetation/legislation-administration

For more information, including guidance on managing native vegetation and clearance applications visit www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/native-vegetation/clearing or contact the Natural Resources Centre in Clare on 8841 3400.