Within this definition is provision for including land with trees that had the potential at 31 December 1989 to become forest. Such areas may not be apparent in the 1989 Forest Layer in the National Inventory System forest cover layer data.
If a proponent wishes to include an area that does not appear unambiguously as forest in the 1989 Forest Layer, the proponent must provide evidence to the Regulator's satisfaction. This evidence should demonstrate that the trees:
Various types of evidence may help to demonstrate forest potential at 31 December 1989. Evidence provided should include time stamped imagery, and one or more of the following:
This list is not exhaustive and other forms of evidence may be considered providing it is unambiguous and can be reliably dated and located.
To read the full 'native forest' definition, see Part 1, Section 5 of the
Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.
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