Case studies in managing private native forest in south-eastern Queensland
Native forest management is about managing timber resources sustainably. This means planning for a balance between productivity, revenue and healthy forest environments in the long term.
Queensland has a long tradition of timber production from native forests and there is an increasing opportunity for private native forests to provide income while supplying a sustainable resource for the timber industry.
The four case studies presented here integrate well-researched principles of native forest management with optimum production while preserving environmental values.
This book is a guide for private native forest managers in southeast Queensland who want to improve productivity, develop sustainable practices and secure viable harvest returns.
- Private native forest in Queensland
- Thinning an even-aged regrowth forest
- Restoring productivity in a high-graded spotted gum-ironbark forest
- On-farm value adding for hardwood forests
- Integrated harvesting in a eucalypt forest
- Guidelines for managing forest condition
- Meeting legal requirements for native forest management practices
- Contacts and resources
- Outline for a forest harvesting operational plan
- Forest tree species names