South West native forests

The FPC is supporting the State Government’s efforts to manage the impacts to forest health from climate change through its contribution to ecological thinning as prescribed by DBCA under the FMP 2024-2033.
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From 1 January 2024, under the Forest Management Plan (FMP) 2024-2033, commercial logging in WA’s native forests will end.

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) supports forest health outcomes through managing ecological thinning activities in native forest areas on behalf of Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

Under the direction of DBCA, timber will only be taken from WA’s native forests for ecological thinning to maintain forest health and from approved mine site operations.

Find out more about the FMP and ecological thinning on the DBCA website.