Tools and strategies to optimise management of your private native regrowth forests
Commercial forest management is a complex business and native regrowth forests can be particularly complex. This guide has been developed to equip private native regrowth forest owners with practical tools and strategies to optimise management of their forest for delivering improved forest health outcomes, ecosystem services, carbon accumulation and storage and timber revenue. It aims to provide users with a guide to the important processes and decision points involved with native regrowth forest management on private land in Tasmania. It covers a range of issues including:
It is important to note that this guide is not a substitute for good quality, independent professional advice. If you are seriously considering active commercial management of your private native regrowth forest, you are encouraged to talk to a professional forestry service provider. Professional service providers are listed in Private Forests Tasmania's Directory of Tasmanian Forestry Services below.
Well managed private native regrowth forests provide a wide range of benefits to landowners, local communities and Tasmanian's more broadly. These include potential for revenue generating timber production, along with capturing and storing carbon, landscape forest and ecosystem health outcomes (including fire mitigation), regional employment and recreation, among others.
Active forest management can be a complex enterprise and landowners can benefit from professional support and formal guidance to help them work out how to go about it. This Guide is part of a series of communication and extension materials published by Private Forests Tasmania to assist landowners understand the benefits and opportunities for sustainable and profitable management of their native regrowth forests.
The Guide aims to equip private native regrowth forest owners with practical tools and strategies to optimise management of their asset for delivering improved forest health outcomes, ecosystem services, carbon accumulation and storage and timber revenue.
Professional service providers such as experienced forestry consultants and third-party property managers can provide a suite of support and advisory services which can range from preliminary forest assessment through to preparation of harvesting plans and even management of harvest, haulage and marketing operations.
Forest owners are encouraged to consider what professional services are available and how they can assist to ensure forest management objectives are achieved.
Visit Private Forests Tasmania's Directory of Tasmanian Forestry Services for a full range of service providers to assist you.