Forestry Rights Registration and Timber Harvest Guarantee Act (No. 28 of 2000). | Land Portal

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This Act regulates the definition, granting, transfer and registration of forestry rights in land, i.e.: (a) an interest in the land pursuant to which a person having the benefit of the interest is entitled to enter the land and do all or any of the following: (i) to establish, maintain, and harvest a crop of trees on the land; (ii) to maintain and harvest a crop of trees on the land; (iii) to construct and use such buildings, works and facilities as required for crop management; or (b) a carbon sequestration right in respect of the land; or (c) a combination of such rights, and provides for the granting of timber harvest guarantees and related matters. The proprietor of a lease registered under the Land Leases Act may, by instrument in writing in the prescribed form, grant a forestry right over the land, or a part of the land, comprised in the lease. The Director of Land Surveys shall prepare a survey plan defining the area or areas of land affected by the forestry right.The owner or manager of a timber plantation may apply to the Director-General of the Department responsible for forestry and timber resources for the accreditation of the timber plantation or proposed timber plantation. The accreditation of is to be granted subject to such conditions as the Director-General determines (sect. 15). The Director-General shall maintain a register of accredited timber plantations (sect. 19) and shall prepare a Timber Plantations Code, which may, for the purposes of protecting the environment, regulate the carrying out of operations, including harvesting operations, on accredited timber plantations.

Amended by: Forestry Rights Registration and Timber Harvest Guarantee (Amendment) Act 2012 (No. 8 of 2012). (2012-05-30)

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