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

FORESTRY MINISTER WELCOMES NEW FPC GENERAL MANAGER
Forestry Minister Mia Davies welcomes the appointment of Vince Erasmus as the new general manager of the Forest Products Commission. “Vince comes to the position with a great deal of experience of working in the forestry industry both in Australia and his native South Africa. I am confident he will lead FPC and the industry as a whole with a great sense of direction and purpose as he tackles the challenges ahead” said Minister Davies.
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WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT?
Sustainable forest management is about finding the balance between protecting our forests for future generations while also providing lots of other benefits including the timber and timber products we all use every day. For our forests to be truly sustainable they have to support all our communities’ environmental, social and economic needs and values now and into the future.
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To understand the steps involved in managing our South West native forests check out our information sheets…
ONE YEAR INDICATIVE PLANTATION HARVEST PLAN 2014-2015
The Central Forest Region one year indicative plantation harvest plan for July 2014 to June 2015 is now available. The plan has been prepared in accordance with the Forest Management Plan 2014–2023. The plan includes the central forest region pine plantations which are scheduled to be harvested in full or in part during 2014-2015. Details of the plan are available upon request at the FPC Bunbury office. For more information please contact the FPC Bunbury office on 9725 5288.
FPC’S MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE KARRI FORESTS
The Forest Products Commission (FPC) is seeking certification to the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) Controlled Wood Standard for timber sourced from the pure and mixed karri forest available for harvesting under the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023. To do this the FPC has prepared a management plan for the karri forests and has provided stakeholders with an opportunity to provide their feedback.
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Forestry facts

WA's old growth forests are permanently 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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