Forest Management Plan 2014-2023

A plan for managing our State’ south-west forests

A forest management plan covers lands vested in the Conservation and Parks Commission within the State’s south-west forests. The focus of the forest management plans is on managing State forest and timber reserves because it is primarily on these land categories that disturbance activities are permitted.

A forest management plan is a 10-year plan developed in consultation with the community. It is the key policy framework for managing forests as these plans identify goals and performance targets and propose management activities to achieve these goals.

The Forest Management Plan 2014-2023 provides the policy framework for managing south-west native forests until 2023. The Minister released the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023 on 6 December 2013.

Covering 2.5 million hectares from Lancelin, north of Perth, to Denmark on the south coast, nearly 62 percent of this total area is in existing or proposed conservation reserves or otherwise protected areas. The plan aims to strike a balance between conservation and other activities. It incorporates a number of management activities to help conserve biological diversity, provide for recreation and a sustainable native forest products industry, and to protect water catchment initiatives.

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