Of the eight classes of public land reserves under the NCA 2002 and NPRMA 2002, five of these (National Park, State Reserve, Game Reserve, Nature Reserve and Historic Site) are dedicated reserves, and resource extraction is prohibited within these reserve classes. The three remaining classes (Conservation Area, Nature Recreation Area and Regional Reserve) are non-dedicated reserves and sustainable resource extraction and mining is a potentially permissible activity within these reserve classes.
The land tenures available for the sustainable harvesting of special timbers include:
- Permanent Timber Production Zone Land (PTPZ Land)
- Future Potential Production Forest Land (FPPF Land)
- Conservation Areas and Regional Reserves
- other public land
- private land