Reports that support the plan
A number of reports have been prepared to assist in the development of the Tasmanian Special Species Management Plan. Additional information and links to these reports are provided below.
In accordance with the requirements of the Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Act 2014, a conservation assessment of Future Potential Production Forest land was undertaken as part of the development of the Management Plan.
In order to determine the established supply of land included in the Management Plan, Resource Assessments were undertaken of:
- future potential production of special species timbers from couped-up areas of the Permanent Timber Production Zone land (PTPZ land)
- current potential standing volume of special species timbers on other public land tenures/classes to which the Management Plan applies.
Market Demand Studies
Two Market Research studies were undertaken to better understand demand for special species timbers, and the supply chains through which special species timbers are distributed.
Celery-top Pine Harvesting Trial
As part of investigations into alternative harvesting techniques, Forestry Tasmania undertook a trial of group selection harvesting for the target species celery-top pine in coupe EPO48C.
A detailed report has been prepared by Forestry Tasmania of planning, harvesting, transport and segregation of logs harvested.