The Forest Management Plan 2014-2023 covers lands vested in the Conservation and Parks Commission (Commission) within the State’s south-west forests.
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.
It 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.
Management Activity 130 of the Forest Management Plan requires the Commission to prepare a mid-term performance review by 31 December 2018. The 24 key performance indicators (KPIs) developed to measure the progress made to implement the FMP will form the basis of the review report.
Prior to finalisation of the mid-term performance review, the Commission will seek public comment on the KPIs and management action outcomes in informing the public of the Forest Management Plan implementation performance and the proposed Commission responses to any shortfall in performance targets.
The Commission is committed to consulting with Aboriginal representatives throughout the review process.
A final report will be presented to the Minister for Environment before 31 December 2018.