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Karri forest management plan

Karri regrowth forest

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) has developed the Karri forest management plan (KFMP) 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 FPC sources timber from pure and mixed karri forest, which is available for harvesting under the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023.

The FPC 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 KFMP, stakeholder feedback has been considered. More recently the June 2016 version of the KFMP was revised and updated as part of a periodic review. Please note the section “Assessment of potential high conservation values” has been removed from the KFMP and produced as a separate document, titled Karri forest HCV assessment (HCV assessment). The June 2017 version of the KFMP and HCV assessment is available to download:

Summaries of the changes that have been made since the June 2016 version of the KFMP are available to view here:

 

References and resources

External publications

Some key external references that are referred to in the KFMP and HCV assessment are available for download:

FPC information sheets

In addition, some brief information materials have been developed and are available here:

FPC procedures

We have developed a procedure for ensuring no Type 2 old-growth karri forest is harvested. This procedure was last updated in June 2017 to provide a more succinct definition of Type 2 old-growth forest. This procedure is available here:

Our commenced and targeted fauna surveys procedure was last updated in June 2017 to include changes in rankings and nomenclature. This procedure is available here:

Karri forest monitoring results

The latest report on karri fauna monitoring is now available:

Other FPC publications

The karri fauna monitoring training manual was last updated in June 2017 to include changes in rankings and nomenclature. This manual is available here:

I would like to comment on the KFMP and HCV assessment

The Forest Products Commission welcomes your feedback. Periodic revisions of the KFMP and HCV assessment will be made as required.

Feedback can be provided via the following options:

Email: certification@fpc.wa.gov.au
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.

How will my feedback be used?

The feedback will be collated and considered for future versions of the KFMP and HCV assessment.

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).