Tasmania’s forests make an essential contribution to the scenic beauty of the State. Forestry Tasmania recognises the potential effect of our management activities on the appearance of Tasmania’s landscapes and visual amenity.

Forestry Tasmania takes landscape values into account during the development of forest practices plans for harvesting operations. We have a visual management system that enables planners to rate the scenic importance of an area and to identify appropriate prescriptions to protect visual amenity. When identifying such prescriptions, planners are guided by the Forest Practices Authority’s Manual for forest landscape management, which provides forest managers with a comprehensive range of principles, procedures and practices to accommodate visual amenity in managed forests.

For more information, see Fact Sheet No. 3 Forest Practices Plans.