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

PUBLIC NOTICE – 1080 POISON OAT BAITING
The Forest Products Commission (FPC) will be undertaking rabbit control in the form of 1080 poison oat baiting in the Koolyanobbing and Diemals Station areas. The purpose of the baiting is to protect sandalwood seedlings established by the FPC’s regeneration program. Taking of rabbits for human consumption from within these locations is prohibited for health reasons as of 7 November 2014. Dogs are at high risk from secondary poisoning and should be restrained or restricted from entering the baited areas. For further information please contact the FPC office in Kalgoorlie on 9088 6043.
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SALE OF TROPICAL SANDALWOOD AT THE FRANK WISE INSTITUTE - KUNUNURRA (RFT 19-2014)
The Forest Products Commission is offering for sale a quantity of its tropical sandalwood plantation resource at the Frank Wise Institute in Kununurra and accordingly seeks offers from responsible, reputable, solvent and experienced parties for this resource. The quantity of resource available for sale is approximately 1,670 mature tropical sandalwood trees of which approximately 1,053 are live and approximately 617 are dead.
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DISABILITY ACCESS AND INCLUSION PLAN – FEEDBACK REQUIRED
Did you know people with disability often experience difficulty accessing information, facilities and services? Research has also shown that access and inclusion barriers are not exclusive to people with disability, and can be attributed to factors such as living in rural or remote areas; low literacy levels; low socio-economic status; age; and discrimination in relation to gender, race and culture. The Forest Products Commission has developed a draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) and we would like your feedback. We are committed to ensuring that stakeholders with disabilities, their families and carers are able to access all of our services and facilities.
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FPC’S MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE KARRI FORESTS
The Forest Products Commission (FPC) has obtained certification to the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) Controlled Wood Standard (SA-CW/FM-004537) for timber sourced from the pure and mixed karri forest available for harvesting under the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023. As part of this the FPC has prepared a management plan for the karri forests in consultation with stakeholders. Further information regarding the management of karri old-growth forests is also available.
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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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