Development of a national tenure dataset for reporting the tenure of Australia's forests
Publication date: 27 Aug 2019
Land tenure is the mechanism that declares the legal relationship between people and land. It describes who owns which land, and underpins the rights that exist and the activities that are permitted on that land. Tenure is important when describing forest land. Tenure is a key attribute that has a major bearing on the management intent of forests. It also underpins the identification of who has access to, and rights of use over, forests and forest resources. Forest tenure is reported in the
Australia's State of the Forests Report series from data in Australia's
National Forest Inventory (NFI).
This ABARES technical report describes the principles of tenure determination, the past methods of assembling and reporting the tenure of forests, and the approach used for assembling the
Tenure of Australia's forests (2018) dataset and reporting in
Australia's State of the Forests Report 2018. The approach documented in this report can also be adapted to suit wider land tenure and land ownership applications.
The spatial dataset and metadata documentation of the
Tenure of Australia's forests (2018) dataset can be downloaded from the
Tenure of Australia's forests (2018) spatial data page.