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Harvest plans

Karri forest thinning operation

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) releases information each year on the native forest coupes which are planned to be harvested in full or in part during the forthcoming year.

These harvest plans identify areas of native forest scheduled for timber harvesting under the Forest Management Plan 2014 -2023 (Management Activity 65).

The information includes a list of forest coupes, associated estimates of sawlog yield, some explanation on the data contained in the plan, and two supporting maps to identify where the coupes are located. The order or priority for harvest in these coupes is not incorporated in the annual harvest plan.

Maps for individual coupes are available on request from the FPC, as they become available, and where practicable.

Additionally, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions releases a three-year indicative harvest plan which outlines harvest coupes that are under consideration. The coupes listed on the three-year harvest plan are then used to develop FPC's one-year harvest plans.

Each new annual harvest plan includes a listing of coupes that have been carried forward from previous year’s plans. These coupes may have been partially harvested or, due to operational constraints, may not have yet commenced.

Public comment

Members of the public and interested organisations are invited to provide feedback, or register their specific interest about the harvest plan to:

Community Consultation Coordinator 
Forest Products Commission
Locked Bag 6
MANJIMUP WA 6258

Phone: (08) 9777 0988
Fax: (08) 9777 2233
Email: info@fpc.wa.gov.au

 

2016 harvest plans

The one-year indicative timber harvest plan for 2016 has been prepared in accordance with the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023 and in consultation with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

The plan includes a list of native forest coupes that are scheduled to be harvested in full or in part during 2016. Details of the plan, including maps and associated sawlog volumes are available below for each of the forest resource supply zones: Northern and Southern.

Minor modifications to the 2016 plan, including final operational boundaries in individual coupes, may be made as detailed planning progresses.

The default sawlog targets used for the plans are within the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023 allowable cuts. However, the final contracted product volumes, customer requirements and mix of delivery locations have not been available to guide the plan construction at the sub-supply zone level. Consequently, these plans depart from previous approaches by incorporating a much higher volume contingency for each product and supply zone.

Northern supply zone

Southern supply zone

2017 harvest plans

The one-year indicative timber harvest plan for 2017 has been prepared in accordance with the Forest Management Plan 2014 -2023 and in consultation with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

The plan includes a list of native forest coupes that are scheduled to be harvested in full or in part during 2017. Details of the plan, including maps and associated sawlog volumes are available below for each of the forest resource supply zones: Northern and Southern.

Minor modifications to the 2017 plan, including identification of additional carryover coupes, and final operational boundaries in individual coupes will be made as detailed planning and implementation progresses.

The default sawlog targets used for the plans are within the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023 allowable cuts.

Northern supply zone

Southern supply zone