You are viewing an archived copy of this website captured Sat Feb 08 12:55:01 AEDT 2014

Sustainable High Quality Eucalypt Sawlog Supply from Tasmanian State Forest

Forestry Tasmania models and monitors sustainable yield to ensure that harvesting of wood products is consistent with the long-term productive capacity of Tasmania’s State forests .

A five-yearly review of sustainable high quality eucalypt sawlog supply from Tasmanian State forest is required under Clause 98 of the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) . The 2007 review updates the review in 2002, which followed the initial post-RFA review in 1998 . Also incorporated in this review are outcomes from the Supplementary Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement, often referred to as the Tasmanian Community Forest Agreement (TCFA), signed in May 2005 .

The current review focuses on all native eucalypt forest and eucalypt plantations in wood production areas within State forest, equating to about 40 percent of all State forest or about 9 percent of Tasmania’s land area .

The current review describes the evolution of the forest management strategy and direction adopted by Forestry Tasmania to ensure a sustainable supply of high quality eucalypt sawlogs from Tasmanian State forest .

Over the last decade, annual high quality eucalypt sawlog production has averaged 300,000 m3 per year . Associated pulpwood and related product arisings have averaged 2,500,000 green metric tonnes per year .

To Download the complete report in PDF format click on link below.