Forestry Tasmania models and monitors the forests we manage so that harvesting wood products is sustainable well into the future – sometimes looking 90 years ahead.
Sustainable Yield Review No4 (860kb PDF)
A second report is provided, which describes the yield estimate methodology used to inform the signatories to the Tasmanian Forest Agreement (TFA). This TFA yield methodology report is consistent with legislation at the time of writing, and forms the basis for the sustainable yield review described above.
TFA Yield Report (467kb PDF)
The work described above has been audited independently, by Dr Mark Burgman and Dr Andrew Robinson, as part of the information gathering and consultation processes that led to the TFA. The independent auditor’s full report can be downloaded from the Australian government’s Department of the Environment website.
Review of Tasmanian Forest Estate Wood Supply Scenarios (2,630kb PDF)
Mark Burgman and Andrew Robinson University of Melbourne
Professor Ian Ferguson also provides a useful discussion on sustainability and on the calculation of sustainable yields, based on a case study of Forestry Tasmania’s sustainable yield planning.
Ferguson 2013 - Assessing sustainability in certification schemes (217kb PDF)