In the Government's Protecting our Old-Growth Forests policy a commitment was made to "complete a rigorous assessment of other high conservation value areas to be included in the reserve system . . . ". This assessment was undertaken by the environmental consultant Ecoscape (Australia) who provided a draft interim report in January 2002 and a draft final report in March 2002. The final report considers 106 block and four general areas of multiple-use State forest.
The Conservation Commission of Western Australia has already provided interim advice to the Minister for Environment and Heritage on the basis of the first report and now offers this advice and recommendations based on the information provided in the final report entitled A Review of High Conservation Values in Western Australia's South-West Forests.