Tasmania Minister for Resources Guy Barnett
Celebrating Our Working Forests
Victor P Taffa
Tasmania’s forest industry is internationally recognised for being well-managed and ecologically sustainable, with our forest practices system ranked as one of the most effective globally, Minister for Resources Guy Barnett said.
“This year we will also mark 30 years since the appointment of the first Chief Forest Practices Officer in Tasmania and the publication of the Forest Practices Code.”
Helping Tasmania to lead the nation in forest management, the Forest Practices Authority remains a one-stop shop for social, economic and environmental management of forest operations.
In his review of our Regional Forest Agreement, tabled in the Federal Parliament in December 2015, Glen Kile, a highly-respected former chief of the Forestry Division of the CSIRO, gave a positive report of our forest management practices.
Dr. Kile highlighted that there is a comprehensive, ecologically sustainable forest management system in place in Tasmania, and noted that our forest practices system in our State is ranked as one of the most effective globally.
“Hodgman Government is committed to our growing, sustainable forest industry and the many Tasmanians whose jobs depend on the sector, particularly in our regional communities.” Mr. Barnett said.