July 6, 2015

Did you know there most hardwood plantation product that is grown and processed in Western Australia is exported for further manufacturing into paper and other fibre based products?

There are a number of forms of hardwood plantations grown in WA. Eucalypt pulpwood plant...

July 6, 2015

Did you know that a large share of sawn wood produced in WA is grown in softwood (pine) plantations?

So in addition to harvesting timbers from natural forests, and hardwood plantations, we process logs sourced in pine plantations that are managed primarily for valuable...

June 24, 2015

The process of assessing old-growth forest was initially undertaken in Western Australia during the 1990s as part of the negotiation of the Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) between the State and the Commonwealth. Stakeholder consultation was also undertaken at this time...

June 20, 2015

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) is trialling the use of camera traps and cockatoo surveys in areas available for timber harvesting. The likelihood of threatened and priority species being present in harvest areas is assessed through the Fauna Distribution Informat...

June 18, 2015

Original article by Forest Industries.

The most important principle in forest management is sustainability. Sustainable management means that we harvest lesser amount of wood than the amount that grows back — creating a surplus of wood amount.

It is also important that t...

June 12, 2015

Original article by Forest Industries.

Did you know that disturbance and regrowth are parts of the natural cycle of a forest?

In Western Australia, our forests have evolved to cope with major disturbances such as fire or logging — and fully-recover from it. This coping m...

June 2, 2015

Photo courtesy of Forest Products Commission.

It is our mission to foster a healthy and sustainable future for those communities and their associated forests. In accordance to our mission and the Forest Products Act 2000, we follow a set of principles for sustainable fo...

June 1, 2015

Photo courtesy of Darren Tierney - http://darrentierney.com/

This article is regarding the management plan for the karri forest by the Forest Products Commission. Original article can be read here.

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) has developed a management plan for...

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WA State Wood Encouragement Policy 

The state government is the second state to adopt the Wood Encouragement Policy, following Tasmania’s lead.


West Australia is the second State to Adopt the Wood Encouragement Policy

July 29, 2019

Media Release - Western Australia RFA extension securing the future of forest industries

April 6, 2019

Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Liberal Senator for Tasmania Nola Marino MP Member for Forrest,...

Support for South West WA Region on International Day of Forests

March 22, 2019

New funding boost for South West Forestry Hub

March 22, 2019

Blue gum plantation resurgence as investors capitalise on 'Rolls Royce' of woodchips

March 10, 2019

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