In 2005, a process was established to enable persons to request the Conservation and Parks Commission assess whether areas on the indicative timber harvesting plan should be classified as old-growth forest. This requirement was included in the Forest management plan 2004–13 following a high level of public concern that old-growth forest mapping was not founded on reliable data, and thus old-growth forest was potentially being harvested.
The Conservation and Parks Commission developed and approved in 2005 its Assessment criteria and process for the Conservation and Parks Commission review of old-growth amendments to guide reporting on these public nominations. A number of public nominations have been received and reported on to date. An old-growth forest nomination form should be filled out and lodged with the Conservation and Parks Commission to commence the application process. Please ensure all the details specified in the form are included with any nomination, as processing cannot commence without adequate detail.