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What is forest management?

Embracing active forest management is not only a responsible choice but also a strategic one for safeguarding our environment and building sustainable communities. By incorporating traditional owners’ knowledge, we can create a collaborative approach that respects cultural heritage while addressing pressing environmental challenges.

Timber homes to fight climate change

Building new homes from timber could save about 10 per cent of the world’s carbon budget, which is needed to limit global warming to 2 degrees, according to a new study from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. This research demonstrates that increasing the use of timber and fibre is critical to fighting climate change and that we need more sustainable forestry, CEO of the Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) Deb Kerr said today. 

Invasive species are taking over our backyard, native forests, tree plantations and beyond

The CSIRO released its “Fighting Plagues and Predators” report last month, highlighting a disaster unfolding all over the country. The report finds that “while invasive species are a major threat globally, in Australia they have been the major cause of native animal and plant extinctions. Their damage to native species is worse than habitat destruction and climate change.”

VFPA submits recommendations for Major Event Review

The Victorian Regional Forest Agreements (RFA) have stood the test of time and support mature policy decisions that balance the RFAs environmental, social, economic (including timber harvesting), Indigenous, and cultural values. Arising from the 2019-20 bushfires, the first-ever Major Event Review is underway. The Victorian Forest Product Association (VFPA) urges the Review Panel to maintain this balance through a principled approach to this review. 

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