NELSON FORESTS LTD FORESTS are closed to everyone including current permit holders until further notice. We ask that people respect the Forest Closure in support of reducing non-essential movement under a Level 4 response to COVID-19
Information for Forest Users (Green Triangle, Australia)
At the beginning of the season firestart-up days are an important part of fire season preparations as all OneFortyOne employees, contractors and summer crew join together for a day of refresher training including practical fire drills in the forest.
In case of fire your first call in Australia is always 000
Information for Forest Users (New Zealand)
If you are planning to light an “open air” fire you may need to apply for a Fire Permit. Permits are issued by Fire Emergency New Zealand. You will find the online application process and contact details here:
There is valuable Fire Safety information provided via the above link that will enable you to reduce risk while in the forest or as an owner of a small forest plantation. It is very important that you ensure that you have adequate insurance cover to protect you from personal and business risk in the event of a fire.
In case of fire your first call in New Zealand is always 111
- ALL MARLBOROUGH FORESTS: access is CLOSED due to high fire danger.
- OLIVERS ROAD – GOLDEN DOWNS: Access to Coronation Forest closed due to active Forestry operations. No public access until further notice.
- GOLDEN DOWNS between ELVY’S RD and BIG BUSH ROAD: Public access between these roads is closed due to active Harvesting & Engineering operations. No public access for the period : 12 Dec 2019 – 30 Apr 2020
Information on other public easement roads through Nelson Forests Ltd land to the Conservation Estate is available on the Department of Conservation website
Hunting season is closed until further notice (April 2020).
If you are planning to light an “open air” fire within a rural fire district you need to apply for a Fire Permit. Permits are issued by the Rural Fire Authorities. You will find the online application process and contact details on the links below.
Nelson/Tasman regions go to Waimea Rural Fire Authority
Marlborough/Kaikoura regions – Marlborough-Kaikoura Rural Fire Authority