Guidance to assist a decision-maker to determine a serious and irreversible impact
The concept of serious and irreversible impacts is fundamentally about protecting threatened entities that are most at risk of extinction from potential development. The Biodiversity Offsets Scheme recognises that there are some types of serious and irreversible impacts that the community expects will not occur except where the consent authority considers that this type of impact is outweighed by the social and economic benefits that the development will deliver to the State.
Biodiversity Assessment Method 2020
The BAM is a scientific document that provides: a consistent method for the assessment of biodiversity values from a proposed development (including major projects), activity, clearing or biodiversity certification, as well as improvements in biodiversity values from management actions undertaken at a stewardship site guidance on how a proponent can avoid and minimise potential biodiversity impacts the number and class of biodiversity credits that need to be offset to achieve a standard of ‘no net loss’ of biodiversity.
Biodiversity Assessment Method Operational Manual Stage 1 and
Biodiversity Assessment Method 2020 Operational Manual – Stage 1
Biodiversity Assessment Method Operational Manual Stage 2
Biodiversity Assessment Method Operational Manual – Stage 3
Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) Calculator: User guide
Guidelines for estimating and evaluating species’ response to management
River Red Gum Ecological Thinning Trial: Monitoring report 2019
Surveying threatened plants and their habitats: NSW survey guide for the Biodiversity Assessment Method
WildCount: Broad-scale, long-term monitoring of fauna in NSW national parks 2012–2016
NSW Survey Guide for Threatened Frogs
Saving our Species 2019–20: Year in review
Submissions Report: Stage 1 consultation on Biodiversity Offsets Scheme proposals 2021
Biodiversity credit pricing guide
Plot to PCT Assignment Tool User Guide
PCTs are widely used to support biodiversity assessment and land management activities. For more information about PCTs visit the NSW PCT Classification webpage. Anyone can access the Plot to PCT Assignment Tool. The tool provides a standardised repeatable method for identifying quantitative PCTs using the floristic survey methods required under the NSW Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM).