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

FUTURE OF SANDALWOOD INDUSTRY - HAVE YOUR SAY
The Forest Products Commission is currently reviewing its industry strategy and we have appointed Stantons International to coordinate an independent stakeholder consultation process. Have your say about the future of the wild sandalwood industry in Western Australia. Read the Minister’s media statement.
STATEMENTS OF COMMITMENT: ENGAGEMENT WITH NOONGAR PEOPLES
The Forest Products Commission 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 - MARGARET RIVER PINE PLANTATION
The Forest Products Commission will be harvesting portions of the Margaret River pine plantation during May 2015 to January 2016. In the interest of public safety, areas of the plantation will be temporarily closed during this time. Areas designated as off-limits during harvest will be clearly marked by ‘No Unauthorised Access’ signs around the perimeter. Log trucks will also be crossing the Rails to Trails Walking Trail. The public using this walk trail are encouraged to exercise caution in the area.
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MANAGEMENT OF THE KARRI FORESTS
Learn more about the measures in place to ensure the protection of threatened and priority species in the karri forest. The new information sheet and the revised version of Forest Products Commission's management plan for the karri forest are now available to download.
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Forestry facts

$1 billion in economic benefits and 5,500 jobs for Western Australia
An independent report by the CRC for Forestry found that in 2005/06 the forestry industry employed in excess of 5,500 people in regional areas of Western Australia and delivered economic benefits of up to one billion dollars annually to the State.
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