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Potential Effects of Climate Change on Forests and Forestry (Summary for Tasmania)  Potential Effects of Climate Change on Forests and Forestry (Summary for Tasmania) (2380 KB)
This is a summary of a more detailed assessment on the potential effects of climate change on wood plantations and related industries in Tasmania (ABARES 2011b).

Asian Honeybee - Possible Environmental Impacts  Asian Honeybee - Possible Environmental Impacts (709 KB)
This report reviews current scientific literature to determine what is known about the possible impacts of Asian honeybees (Apis cerana) on the Australian environment. The report was commissioned by the Australian Government (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Population, Water and Communities) to provide information for decision‐makers and policy officers seeking to influence environmental biosecurity.

Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement  Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement (158 KB)
Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Tasmania.

Tasmanian Forest Agreement: Heads of Agreement  Tasmanian Forest Agreement: Heads of Agreement (24 KB)
This agreement will underpin a transition, provide immediate assistance to those workers and families who are in distress as a result of industry restructuring, support the restructuring of the industry towards future sustainability, create a significant conservation benefit by reserving and protecting High Conservation Value forest areas and strengthen the partnership between the two Governments and other stakeholders to develop and diversify the Tasmanian economy, creating new sources...

Opportunities for Carbon Forestry in Australia  Opportunities for Carbon Forestry in Australia (1063 KB)
CSIRO 2011. New tree plantings can be established in agricultural landscapes to sequester carbon dioxide and help-offset greenhouse gas emissions. In assessing the potential impacts of a carbon offsets scheme, a common question typically is 'to what extent might agricultural land be converted to tree plantings?' This report begins to address at least part of that issue through analyses of economic returns from tree plantings to offset carbon emissions and discussion of practical constraints...

Back to the Future - State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2011  Back to the Future - State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2011 (6037 KB)
For five years, Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace and Bloomberg New Energy Finance have published the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets Reports to shed light on trading volumes, credit prices, project types, locations, and the motivations of buyers in this market. Every year’s marketplace seems more complex than the one before, as actors continually refine their programs, businesses, and investments in search of a more perfect future – for their projects and the planet.

Forest Practices Authority (FPA) Awards - Excerpt  Forest Practices Authority (FPA) Awards - Excerpt (182 KB)

Forests in a Green Economy: A Synthesis  Forests in a Green Economy: A Synthesis (1933 KB)
Drawing on the recently published Green Economy Report, this UNEP brief illustrates that investing in forest maintenance and reforestation activities could make a significant contribution to the green economy transition. Not only would it catalyze economic activity and generate new employment, but it would also reduce the vulnerability and risk posed by increasing climate change.

The role of forest management in greenhouse gas mitigation: a contextual framework for Australia.  The role of forest management in greenhouse gas mitigation: a contextual framework for Australia. (1099 KB)
The paper provides a holistic basis for incorporating carbon (C) values into Australian forest management for the forest manager and decision maker. Its rationale is the link between atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration [CO2] and climate change, and the exchange of CO2 between forests and the atmosphere. The paper is written in five sections encompassing key conceptual or operational topics followed by a concluding section.

Carbon in Trees in Tasmanian State Forest  Carbon in Trees in Tasmanian State Forest (1339 KB)
The mass of carbon (C) in standing trees on 1.5M ha of Tasmanian State forest was 163 Tg C, with 139 Tg in eucalypt forest. The highest C densities occurred in the tallest, highest crown cover, mature, wet eucalypt forest, representing 0.2% by area containing only 1.3 Tg C. Shorter mature forests with lower crown cover contained 21–68% of this C density. Rainforests and forests containing regrowth or silvicultural regeneration components also contained lower C densities. Landscape-level C satura

The Living Boat Trust Newsletter - March 2011  The Living Boat Trust Newsletter - March 2011 (264 KB)

Garnaut Climate Change Review - Update Five  Garnaut Climate Change Review - Update Five (5062 KB)
Fifth update paper, examining the data on temperature, sea level rise and extreme events from recent years in the context of longer term trends, and the implications for the emissions reduction task. He will also reflect on the public debate in recent years about the strength of the science.

CRC Report: Tasmania’s Forest Industry  CRC Report: Tasmania’s Forest Industry (4141 KB)
Trends in forest industry employment and turnover 2006 to 2010. This report examines change in Tasmania’s forest industry between 2006 and 2010 using data from the Forest Industry Survey, a comprehensive survey of businesses in the forest industry conducted in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

CRC Technical Report 204: Tasmania’s Forest Industry  CRC Technical Report 204: Tasmania’s Forest Industry (548 KB)
Trends in forest industry employment and turnover 2006 to 2010. This report examines change in Tasmania’s forest industry between 2006 and 2010 using data from the Forest Industry Survey, a comprehensive survey of businesses in the forest industry conducted in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

Tasmanias Forest Industry 2010 - CRC Seminar  Tasmanias Forest Industry 2010 - CRC Seminar (46 KB)
The CRC for Forestry will be hosting public seminars focussing on 'Trends in forest industry employment and turnover 2006 to 2010' These seminars will present results of new research on the extent and impact of the recent downturn in the forest industry in Tasmania. The research was carried out by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Forestry.

Biomass Energy Forum Presentation - Andrew Lang  Biomass Energy Forum Presentation - Andrew Lang (8534 KB)
Andrew Lang is a farmer and farm forester who is chairman of the innovative SMARTimbers marketing cooperative and represents the Australasia-Oceania region on the board of the World Bioenergy Association. A Churchill and Gottstein Fellow, Andrew’s presentation: Woody Biomass to Energy, reflects his belief that there is scope for Australia to be producing at least 30% of its primary energy (heat, electricity and fuels) from wastes and residues

Biomass Energy Forum Presentation - Mark Brown  Biomass Energy Forum Presentation - Mark Brown (2110 KB)
Representing the harvesting and operations program at CRC Forestry, Mark Brown presented some systems used extensively in Europe that show promise for application in Australian conditions.

Special Timbers Strategy  Special Timbers Strategy (8784 KB)
Through this strategy, Forestry Tasmania will sustainably manage Tasmania’s special timbers in accordance with three objectives; sustaining the resource, maximising value recovery, and promoting special timbers to the world. These objectives are consistent with Forestry Tasmania’s 2008 Sustainability Charter.

The New Forest Industry Plan  The New Forest Industry Plan (9006 KB)
The New Forest Industry Plan (The Plan) reflects the commitment by the industry to innovation, continuous improvement in forest practices and better environmental outcomes as it transitions to a more plantation-focused future. It promotes safer, secure employment and career opportunities for people working in the industry and visiting our forests. The Plan provides a catalyst for a partnership approach to developing positive government and industry programs and policy initiatives.

The New Forest Industry Plan (Overview)  The New Forest Industry Plan (Overview) (2722 KB)
The New Forest Industry Plan (The Plan) reflects the commitment by the industry to innovation, continuous improvement in forest practices and better environmental outcomes as it transitions to a more plantation-focused future. It promotes safer, secure employment and career opportunities for people working in the industry and visiting our forests. The Plan provides a catalyst for a partnership approach to developing positive government and industry programs and policy initiatives.

The New Forest Industry Plan (Quick Summary)  The New Forest Industry Plan (Quick Summary) (503 KB)
The New Forest Industry Plan (The Plan) reflects the commitment by the industry to innovation, continuous improvement in forest practices and better environmental outcomes as it transitions to a more plantation-focused future. It promotes safer, secure employment and career opportunities for people working in the industry and visiting our forests. The Plan provides a catalyst for a partnership approach to developing positive government and industry programs and policy initiatives.

Managing Tasmania's Fire Environment  Managing Tasmania's Fire Environment (336 KB)
Tasmania's forests have evolved due to its climate, and the effects of bushfire. Tony Mount, a forest ecologist, now retired, after a career involving fire and silviculture research from 1957 to 1991, has authored two publications Tasmania's Ancient Bushfire Heritage and Managing Tasmania's Fire Environment based on a series of presentations he has given on the subject. The publications can be downloaded and should be cited as Mount AB (2009).

Tasmania's Ancient Bushfire Heritage  Tasmania's Ancient Bushfire Heritage (906 KB)
Tasmania's forests have evolved due to its climate, and the effects of bushfire. Tony Mount, a forest ecologist, now retired, after a career involving fire and silviculture research from 1957 to 1991, has authored two publications Tasmania's Ancient Bushfire Heritage and Managing Tasmania's Fire Environment based on a series of presentations he has given on the subject. The publications can be downloaded and should be cited as Mount AB (2009). The papers give an insight into the development of m

URS 2009 Economic Report  URS 2009 Economic Report (729 KB)
Over the next 10 years, the Tasmanian forest industry has the opportunity to make a range of potential investments in new processing facilities. These potential investments are a result of changes in resource availability and shifts in timber markets. URS Forestry has been engaged by the Forests and Forest Industry Council of Tasmania (FFIC) to assess the high level economic impacts of these new investments.

Climate Change Forum - CSIRO  Climate Change Forum - CSIRO (1564 KB)
Forests, Fire, Carbon and Water presented by Dr Phil Polglase (CSIRO - Sustainable Ecosystems) at the New Forest Industry's 'Climate Change and Forestry' public forum on Thursday April 23rd 2009.

Climate Change Forum - FWC  Climate Change Forum - FWC (380 KB)
Sustainable Forest Management - Part Of The Global Climate Solution presented by Tim Woods (Fitzpatrick Woods Consulting) at the New Forest Industry's 'Climate Change and Forestry' public forum on Thursday April 23rd 2009.

Climate Change Forum - TCCO  Climate Change Forum - TCCO (701 KB)
Tasmanian Government Action On Climate Change presented by Wendy Spencer (Director - Tasmanian Climate Change Office) at the New Forest Industry's 'Climate Change and Forestry' public forum on Thursday April 23rd 2009.

Innovation Within Tasmania's Forests & Wood Products Industry  Innovation Within Tasmania's Forests & Wood Products Industry (6349 KB)
This paper demonstrates that Tasmania’s forest and wood products industry has a culture of innovation and possesses the skills and drive necessary to meet the financial and environmental challenges facing Tasmanians. FFIC. March 12 2009.

Global Climate Change And The Tasmanian Forest Products Sector  Global Climate Change And The Tasmanian Forest Products Sector (486 KB)
A report prepared by URS Australia Pty Ltd for the Forests and Forest Industry Council of Tasmania (FFIC). March 10 2009. The paper summarises the current world thinking in relation to global climate change and the role forests and forest products play in meeting the environmental challenges posed through climate change. The impacts of policy changes on Tasmanian forests and wood processors is detailed and opportunities are examined.

Markets And Market Prospects For The Forest Products Sector In Tasmania  Markets And Market Prospects For The Forest Products Sector In Tasmania (683 KB)
A report prepared by URS Australia Pty Ltd for the Forests and Forest Industry Council of Tasmania (FFIC). March 10 2009. This paper focuses on the Tasmania’s existing enterprises/markets, emerging market trends and opportunities, and other factors which influence competitiveness over the next 10 years.

Smoke Management Forum - CSIRO  Smoke Management Forum - CSIRO (2597 KB)
Modelling Smoke Dispersion in the Bureau of Meteorology presented by Dr Graham Mills (The Centre for Australian Weather Climate Research CSIRO-BOM) at the New Forest Industry's 'Smoke Management in the Landscape' public forum on Wednesday February 25th 2009.

Smoke Management Forum - EPA  Smoke Management Forum - EPA (237 KB)
The effects of planned burning on air quality in Tasmania presented by Warren Jones (Director - Environment Protection Authority) at the New Forest Industry's 'Smoke Management in the Landscape' public forum on Wednesday February 25th 2009.

Smoke Management Forum - Forestry Tasmania  Smoke Management Forum - Forestry Tasmania (2018 KB)
The benefits of using forest harvesting waste and timber industry waste to generate renewable energy in Tasmania and Australia presented by Michael Wood (Assistant General Manager Strategic Business - Forestry Tasmania) at the New Forest Industry's 'Smoke Management in the Landscape' public forum on Wednesday February 25th 2009.

Smoke Management Forum - FPA  Smoke Management Forum - FPA (825 KB)
2009 Coordinated Smoke Management Strategy (CSMS) Implementation Plan presented by Richard Chuter (Consultant to the Forest Practices Authority) at the New Forest Industry's 'Smoke Management in the Landscape' public forum on Wednesday February 25th 2009.

Good Neighbour Charter  Good Neighbour Charter (568 KB)
This Charter has been developed by Tasmanian forestry companies in consultation with local government, regional authorities, farming and tourism groups. The Charter explains how the signatories communicate with their neighbours; We seek to engage our neighbours in constructive and cooperative dialogue based on mutual trust and respect. All of our operations will meet or exceed the requirements of the Forest Practices Act and all other relevant legislation and state policies.

Good Neighbour Charter Certificate  Good Neighbour Charter Certificate (1392 KB)
The certificate containing the signatories to the Good Neighbour Charter.

Fine Timber Tasmania Chain Of Custody Certification  Fine Timber Tasmania Chain Of Custody Certification (1291 KB)
Fine Timber Tasmania's Chain Of Custody Certification involves two things; Describing and documenting ‘standards’ of the requirements of each stage in the supply chain, and; Providing proof of compliance to the documented standards through a system of independent, third party certification. Forest and Chain of Custody certification enables consumers to make informed purchase decisions.

Forestry Tasmania's Sustainability Charter  Forestry Tasmania's Sustainability Charter (1900 KB)
Forest Management Plan 2008. The Sustainability Charter replaces seven district forest management plans with one document that outlines how Forestry Tasmania plans to manage the forest estate for the next decade.

Tasmanian Wilderness Mission Report  Tasmanian Wilderness Mission Report (1558 KB)
Tasmanian Wilderness Report by delegates from the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC) following their reactive monitoring mission to Tasmania from the 15th to the 20th of March 2008.

Australian Forest Certification Scheme (AFCS)  Australian Forest Certification Scheme (AFCS) (1328 KB)
The Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) is the leading management standard of the Australian Forest Certification Scheme (AFCS), which certifies extensive areas of native forests and plantations across Australia. The AFCS also includes a Chain of Custody Standard to track forest and wood products through the supply chain. This provides consumers with assurance that the forest and wood products they are purchasing are from forests which are managed to the highest possible standards.

CRC Technical Report 184 - Forest Industry Employment And Expenditure In Tasmania, 2005-06  CRC Technical Report 184 - Forest Industry Employment And Expenditure In Tasmania, 2005-06 (766 KB)
A Public Report by J Schirmer for the CRC for Forestry on Forestry jobs and spending in 2005 - 2006.

Aerial & Ground Spraying Consultation Paper  Aerial & Ground Spraying Consultation Paper (218 KB)
The purpose of this Consultation Paper is to notify the public of the proposed amendments to the regulations for aerial spraying and ground spraying, and to seek input into the final development of the regulations.

Australia's State Of The Forest Report 2008  Australia's State Of The Forest Report 2008 (10730 KB)
Australia's State of the Forests Report 2008 (SOFR 2008) is the third five-yearly report on Australia's forests. It presents data obtained from a wide variety of sources, including the public and private sectors. Previous reports were published in 1998 and 2003.

2008 Fuel Reduction Program  2008 Fuel Reduction Program (1757 KB)
The objective of the inter-agency Fuel Reduction Burning Program is to create corridors of low fuel loads to help prevent large wildfires. The program will begin in autumn and continue through winter and into early spring, when calm weather and damp forests create the safest conditions in which to undertake planned burns.

CRC Technical Report 181 - Guide To Effective Community Engagement In The Plantation Sectore  CRC Technical Report 181 - Guide To Effective Community Engagement In The Plantation Sectore (260 KB)
Public report by M Dare, J Schirmer, F Vanclay for the CRC for Forestry - A brief guide to effective community engagement in the Australian plantation sector.

Forest Industries And Climate Change  Forest Industries And Climate Change (1209 KB)
As major carbon stores, forests, trees and wood products have a major role in addressing the impacts of climate change. This brochures was produced in 2007 by NAFI (National Association of Forest Industries).

Forest Practices Code 2000  Forest Practices Code 2000 (1742 KB)
The Forest Practices Act 1985 provides that the Forest Practices Code shall prescribe the manner in which forest practices are to be conducted so as to provide reasonable protection to the environment. The Code is issued by the Forest Practices Board, after extensive consultation and public comment. The Code provides a practical set of guidelines and standards for the protection of environmental values during forest operations.

Forests Certification Matrix  Forests Certification Matrix (246 KB)
The Forests Certification matrix is designed to help you find your way through Forest Certification Schemes at www.forestrycertification.info. The On-Line Comparative Matrix of Forest Certification Schemes aims to provide reliable advice to customers and companies involved in the paper and wood products trade on the credibility of individual forest certification schemes and the labels issued under these schemes. The website provides a set of tools for anyone that wishes to compare these schemes.

Forests Store Carbon  Forests Store Carbon (383 KB)
Forestry is the only Australian industry sector that stores more greenhouse gases than it releases. In 2001, Australia’s plantations and managed forests stored a net 22.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide. This is more than half of the carbon dioxide (42.5mt) emitted by all the passenger cars in Australia in that year.

Forests, Wood And Australia's Carbon Balance  Forests, Wood And Australia's Carbon Balance (1099 KB)
The sustainable forest products industry in Australia can help reduce society's energy use and greenhouse gas emmissions. This brochure has been developed to indicate the extent to which plantations and other commercial forests, as well as the wood products produced from those forests, contribute to Australia's carbon balance. It also identifies opportunities to improve that contribution further.

National Forest Policy  National Forest Policy (119 KB)
The Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments attach the utmost importance to sustainable management of Australia's forests. In order to achieve the full range of benefits that forests can provide now and in the future, the Governments have come together to develop a strategy for the ecologically sustainable management of these forests. The strategy and its policy initiatives will lay the foundation for forest management in Australia into the next century.

PEFC 2006 Annual Review  PEFC 2006 Annual Review (935 KB)
Sustainable Forest Management is based on environmentally, socially beneficial and economically viable management of forests for present and future generations. PEFC Council (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) Annual Review. 2006.

State Of The Forests (Tasmania) 2006  State Of The Forests (Tasmania) 2006 (3001 KB)
The State of the Forests Tasmania 2006 is a report to the Minister for Economic Development and Resources, to be laid before each house of parliament as required under s. 4z of the Forest Practices Act 1985. This report summarises the Sustainability Indicators for Tasmanian Forests 2001–2006 report.

Sustainability Indicators For Tasmanian Forests  Sustainability Indicators For Tasmanian Forests (1492 KB)
The Sustainability Indicators reported here for the second five year review of the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) vary in some instances from those reported at the first review and reported in the 2002 Sustainability Indicators Report. This report covers the period July 2001 to June 2006 and includes trend data either since the commencement of the RFA ten years ago or for the current five year reporting period.

Tasmanian Community Forest Agreement (TCFA)  Tasmanian Community Forest Agreement (TCFA) (2110 KB)
On 13 May 2005, Prime Minister John Howard and Premier Paul Lennon signed an historic agreement to increase protection of Tasmania's forest and secure jobs. The agreement builds of the Regional Forest Agreement of 1997 with both governments contributing $250 million to revitalise the timber industry and preserve more old-growth forests.

Tasmanian Community Forest Agreement (TCFA) - Overview  Tasmanian Community Forest Agreement (TCFA) - Overview (392 KB)
The Tasmanian Community Forest Agreement is a joint commitment of the Australian and Tasmanian governments to enhanced protection of Tasmania’s forest environment and growth in the Tasmanian forest industry and forestry jobs. The governments are committing over $250 million to implement the Agreement. Australian Tasmanian Governments. May 2005.

Tasmanian RFA - 10 Year Review  Tasmanian RFA - 10 Year Review (1081 KB)
Report to the Australian and Tasmanian Governments on the Second Five Yearly Review of Progress with Implementation of the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement. The reports aim is to review progress against the agreed milestones and commitments contained in the 1997 Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement, the 2005 Tasmanian Community Forest Agreement and the recommendations arising from the first Review conducted by the Tasmanian Resource Planning and Development Commission in 2002.

The Yale Report  The Yale Report (565 KB)
A global comparison of forest practice policies using Tasmania as a constant case. The Program on Forest Policy and Governance at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies was commissioned by the Forest and Forest Industry Council of Tasmania to undertake this study. The purpose of the Program is to conduct analytical research, teaching and outreach addressing critical global and domestic forest policy issues.

Timber Products Use Less Energy  Timber Products Use Less Energy (281 KB)
Timber is the perfect, sustainable building material. It is strong, natural, renewable and has the lowest embodied energy of any major building material. It also stores atmospheric carbon. Buildings constructed from timber take less energy to make than similar brick, concrete or steel buildings.

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