Forestry Tasmania’s new Draft High Conservation Values Assessment and Management Plan
Over the last two years, Forestry Tasmania has revised its High Conservation Values Assessment and Management Plan in response to stakeholder input and non-conformances identified by our auditors. This Plan is a key component in seeking Forest Stewardship Council (FSC ®) certification for Forestry Tasmania.
There are a number of changes in the revised Plan compared to the previous version published in November 2014, that have been developed following further consultation with experts. The result is a significant increase in the number of High Conservation Values identified in Tasmania and on Permanent Timber Production Zone land. These include:
- All threatened species, including those that are considered by stakeholders as iconic (e.g. Swift parrot and Wedge-tailed eagle);
- All threatened forest communities;
- Old growth forest and rainforest communities;
- Water from town water catchments; and
- Large landscape level forests and wildlife habitat strips.
Draft High Conservation Values Assessment and Management Plan (1,885 kb PDF)
We would like to hear your views on the documents, to let us know what you think you can:
- email: [email protected]
- or call our Certification Manager on (03) 6235 8150
The Draft Plan will be open for public comment until close of business
14 March 2017.