As of 1 July 2015, your local Natural Resources Management (NRM) Centre will be able to assist your native vegetation related enquiries. If you are not sure which is your local NRM Region, view a regional map.
Native Vegetation in South Australia
Native vegetation plays a vital role in the health and prosperity of South Australia's ecosystems, communities and natural resource-based industries. Native vegetation refers to any naturally occurring local plant species that are indigenous to South Australia, from small ground covers and native grasses to large trees and water plants.
Less than 20 percent of indigenous vegetation remains in most agricultural areas, with some regions reporting figures of less than 12 percent. Indigenous vegetation provides essential habitat for our native animal species and helps to protect our land and water against problems like erosion, salinity and climate change.
The Native Vegetation Act 1991 ensures that areas of high conservation value are protected and that minor clearance is subject to a thorough assessment process.
Find out more about the management of native vegetation in South Australia:
Maps are available to show precisely where across the State the Native Vegetation Act 1991 applies (including 2013 amendments).
The downloadable maps are available without cost as A3 PDF versions on the Enviro Data website.
The overall State map covers all SA, while the remaining 12 Local Council areas provide the breakdown of those Councils (largely metropolitan) where there is a mix of locations where the Act does and does not apply.
An interactive map for professional use is available via NatureMaps.
Native Vegetation Council eNews
The South Australian Native Vegetation Council and the DEWNR Native Vegetation Management Unit send a regular enewsletter to help you keep up to date.
Read the latest issues of the NVC eNews.
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