Karri forest management plan

The Karri forest management plan covers pure and mixed karri forest blocks available for timber harvesting by the Forest Products Commission (FPC).

The FPC has developed the Karri forest management plan (KFMP) and Karri forest HCV assessment (HCV assessment) to meet the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Controlled Wood Standard (FSC-STD-30-010; FSC-C120630) and the associated FSC Australia’s High Conservation Values (HCVs) evaluation framework. The FPC sources timber from pure and mixed karri forest, which is available for harvesting under the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023.

A copy of the FPC’s FSC® Controlled Wood certificate and audit reports are available on the following website.

The FPC undertakes stakeholder consultation on the identification of high conservation values (HCVs) within the defined forest management unit (FMU) and the precautionary measures in place to protect them. At each revision of the KFMP and HCV assessment, stakeholder feedback has been considered. The May 2022 versions of the KFMP and HCV assessment are now available to download:

Summaries of the changes made since the previous versions of the KFMP and HCV assessment are available to view here:

References and resources

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External publications

Some key external references referred to in the KFMP and HCV assessment are available for download:

FPC information sheets

In addition, some brief information materials have been developed and are available here:

FPC procedures

We have developed a procedure for ensuring no Type 2 old-growth karri forest is harvested. This procedure was last updated in March 2020, with the key change being:

Noting that although the revised version of FSC® Australia’s High Conservation Values Framework (2019) no longer distinguishes between Type 1 and Type 2 old-growth forest, the FPC will continue to identify and protect all areas mapped as Type 2 old growth.

This procedure is available here:

Procedure 46 – Targeted fauna surveys within pure and mixed karri forest was updated in March 2020. The key changes are:

Probability of occurrence of the malleefowl has increased from three to one, western pygmy trapdoor spider has decreased from one to two, and bilby has decreased from three to four.

This procedure is available here:

Karri forest monitoring results

Reports on karri fauna monitoring are now available:

Other FPC publications

I would like to comment on the KFMP and HCV assessment

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The FPC welcomes your feedback. We are not currently holding a formal stakeholder consultation period, however comments can be received at anytime through the channels below. Periodic revisions of the KFMP and HCV assessment will be made as required.

Feedback and requests to be considered as a stakeholder for the KFMP can also be provided via:

Email: certification@fpc.wa.gov.au
Phone: 61 8 9363 4600

Written feedback can also be sent to:

Forest Products Commission
Locked Bag 888
Perth Business Centre
Western Australia 6849

You are welcome to request a meeting with one of our staff and/or request further information.

Please note: we appreciate any comments made to us and will endeavour to respond directly to any queries but please be patient, as response times may vary depending on the nature of the enquiry.

For feedback on forest management, we encourage stakeholders to contact the DBCA to directly provide input into the upcoming Forest Management Plan 2024-2033.  A formal consultation period will be initiated upon release of the Draft Plan.  To keep updated on the Plan’s progress, the FPC recommends registering for a newsletter with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

How will my feedback be used?

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The feedback will be collated and considered for the next revision of the KFMP and HCV assessment.

Your comments can remain private if you wish. If you do not explicitly request your feedback is to remain private, it may be published (along with your name).

Page reviewed 21 August 2022