Tackle climate change with wood

“In the long term, a sustainable forest management strategy aimed at maintaining or increasing forest carbon stocks, while producing an annual sustained yield of timber, fibre or energy from the forest will generate the largest (climate change) mitigation benefit.” IPCC 2007 Fourth Assessment Report, Mitigation of Climate Change, UNEP & WMO

It's less than 1% of the total South West forest estate

Each year less than one per cent of the 2.25 million hectares of native forest estate in WA’s South West is sustainably harvested in small mosaic pockets dotted throughout the region, similar to a patch work quilt. Native forest harvested is regenerated over time.

Environmentally sustainable and commercially viable

Working with forest industries to maximise the utilisation of a renewable resource; supporting local communities and regional employment; while returning a dividend to the State of Western Australia.

Forestry news

NEXT TIMBER LOG AUCTION – 21 MARCH 2015
A large crowd of crafts enthusiasts and wood turners are expected to attending our next log auction being held at 10.00 am on Saturday, 21 March 2015 at FPC’s Harvey Mill. Extensive selections of highly prized species from the South West and Goldfields regions – many salvaged from various land clearing projects (such as mining and road construction) – are offered for sale.
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STATEMENTS OF COMMITMENT: ENGAGEMENT WITH NOONGAR PEOPLES
The FPC is committed to engaging with Noongar Peoples to ensure their culture and heritage is protected. Our ‘Statements of commitment: Engagement with Noongar Peoples in the South West of Western Australia’ document has been developed in consultation with the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council and the Department of Parks and Wildlife. It outlines the key principles and practices that we are committed to follow.
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HARVESTING NOTICE – MURRAY PINE PLANTATION
The Forest Products Commission (FPC) will be harvesting the trees in the Murray pine plantation near Dwellingup between November 2014 and March 2015. In the interest of public safety, areas of the Murray pine plantation will be temporarily closed during the harvesting operation. The harvested timber will be used for furniture, structural and engineered products such as laminated veneer lumber (LVL), as well as joinery and decking.
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ARID TIMBER SPECIES POSTER
Find out more about our unique inland forests, woodlands and desert timber species of Western Australia. Download our free poster or contact the FPC on (08) 9363 4600 or via info@fpc.wa.gov.au to arrange collection of a printed copy.
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Forestry facts

WA's old-growth forests are protected
Forestry facts image WA’s comprehensive Forest Management Plan (FMP) prohibits the harvesting of forest products from more than 1.4 million hectares (62% of native forests vested in the Conservation Commission of Western Australia) of reserves, including all old-growth forests in national parks, nature reserves, conservation parks and forest conservation areas.
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