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

AUSTRALIA'S STATE OF THE FORESTS REPORT 2013
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has recently released its ‘State of the Forests report 2013’. The five-yearly report provides analysis and updated data on trends in Australia’s 125 million hectares of forest.
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SALE OF GOLDFIELD’S EUCALYPT BURL AND ARID SPECIES FEATURE LOGS (RFT 18-2013)
The Forest Products Commission is offering for sale four parcels per year of goldfields eucalypt burl and arid species feature logs including numerous species of desert craftwood. Each parcel will be 10 tonnes comprising of 5 tonnes of burl and 5 tonnes of arid species feature logs. Respondents may offer to purchase up to a maximum of three such parcels per year..
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NATIVE FOREST HARVESTING AND HAULAGE SERVICES (RFT 05-2014)
The Forest Products Commission (FPC) requires suitably equipped and experienced contractors to provide services of harvesting and haulage of forest products from native forests in the South West of Western Australia. The FPC expects the quantity of this work will be over 650,000 tonnes annually for the duration of the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023.
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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…

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Forestry facts

WA's forest and timber industry has a rich and proud history
Forestry facts image The forest and timber industry in WA has been an important part of life for many South West communities for about 150 years and is still the economic back bone for many South West towns. Forests in WA are managed sustainably to ensure a balance between environmental and socio-economic outcomes and values.
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