The community is reminded to seek guidance early from Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula staff and become familiar with permit requirements when managing native vegetation on private properties.
In 2017 the Native Vegetation Regulations were streamlined to cut red tape and allow self-assessment for activities not requiring a permit under the Native Vegetation Act 1991.
Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board Presiding Member Mark Whitfield says native vegetation provides many benefits that should not be undervalued.
Native vegetation may not be removed from any National Parks, Conservation Parks, Wilderness Protection Areas and reserves in SA, even if the wood is dead or fallen.
For more information, on native vegetation management landowners can visit the environment SA website.