The Forest Products Commission has developed the Karri forest management plan to meet the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council’s® (FSC®) Controlled Wood Standard (FSC-STD-30-010; FSC-C120630) and the associated FSC Australia’s High Conservation Values (HCVs) evaluation framework. The Commission sources timber from pure and mixed karri forest, which is available for harvesting under the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023.
The Commission 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 Plan stakeholder feedback has been considered. More recently the May 2015 version of the plan was revised and updated as part of a periodic review. The June 2016 version of the plan is now available to download:
- Karri forest management plan (PDF 1.9 MB)
A summary of the changes that have been made since the May 2015 version of the plan are available to view here:
Some key external references that are referred to in the Karri forest management plan are available for download:
Commission information materials
In addition, some brief information materials have been developed and are available here:
Information sheet - Management of threatened and priority species in the karri forests (PDF 374 KB)
Information sheet - Management of karri old-growth forests (PDF 1.27 MB)
Information sheet - Fauna and cockatoo surveys in the karri forest (PDF 465 KB)
We have developed a procedure for ensuring no Type 2 old-growth karri forest is harvested. This procedure was last updated in June 2016 to include further explanation on how the Commission has identified and protected Type 2 old-growth in accordance with FSC Australia’s definition of Type 2 old-growth forest. This procedure is available here:
- Procedure 47 - Identification, assessment, and demarcation of Type 2 old-growth karri forest (PDF 935 KB)
Our commenced and targeted fauna surveys procedure is available here:
Latest karri forest monitoring results
- Report on karri fauna monitoring objectives, targets and performance measures - March 2016 (PDF 678 KB)
Other Forest Product Commission publications
- Karri fauna monitoring training manual (PDF 1.9 MB)
The Forest Products Commission welcomes your feedback Periodic revisions of the plan will be made as required.
You can provide feedback can be provided via the following options:
Phone: (08) 9363 4600.
Written feedback can also be sent to:
Forest Products Commission
Locked Bag 888
Perth Business Centre
Western Australia 6849
Note, you are welcome to request a meeting with one of our staff and/or request further information.
Please note that we appreciate that comments made to us take time and we will always respond to you with information on how your feedback has been considered.
The feedback will be collated and considered for future versions of the Karri forest management plan.
Your comments can remain private if you wish. If you do not explicitly request that your feedback remains private it may be published (along with your name).