The indicative timber harvest plan for 2021 is now available for public comment. The plan has been prepared in accordance with the Forest Management Plan 2014–2023 (Conservation Commission) and in consultation with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
The Forest Products Commission (FPC) manages timber production and regeneration operations in WA State forest. Harvesting for wood products occurs on a rotational basis in patches throughout the southwest region. Less than 1% of WA’s total forest area is available for harvest each year.
All FPC harvesting operations are sustainably managed under the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023 and are independently certified to internationally recognised forest management standards.
The native forest industry is worth $220 million to the Western Australian economy each year and provides important economic diversity for our regional economies to help them through challenging times.
The plan identifies native forest coupes throughout State Forests of the southwest which are scheduled to be harvested in full or in part, including thinning operations during 2021. Details of the plan, including maps and coupe lists along with saw-log volume estimates for the northern and southern supply zones, are available by visiting https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/forest-products-commission/south-west-native-forest-harvest-plans.