Landscape context planning system

The Landscape Context Planning system provides a landscape approach to biodiversity management in Tasmania's public production forests.

The Landscape Context Planning system is a geographic information system-based system developed by Forestry Tasmania that uses mapped information on forest type, harvest boundaries and forest zoning, to inform, implement, and monitor habitat retention and coupe dispersal decisions. The Landscape Context Planning system provides field planners with the tools to take a landscape approach to biodiversity management.

While the Landscape Context Planning system can be applied at any scale (e.g., local, forest block, or regional), our planners are mainly using the system to determine and report on the areas of forest that have been, or will need to be, set aside from harvesting for the long term within a one-kilometre radius of a coupe’s centre.

The system accounts for all existing retention in the landscape, including set-asides for wildlife habitat strips, streamside, skyline and/or biodiversity reserves, as well as formal reserves on public land under the Nature Conservation Act.

We are using the Landscape Context Planning system to achieve compliance against two key objectives for clearfell and aggregated retention operations in native forest on PTPZ land. The objectives are to:

The Landscape Context Planning system includes a set of analytical tools to assist planners in adjusting the location and extent of harvest operations in order to meet these objectives.

Forestry Tasmania reports against these objectives in its Annual Report. Download the complete summary document below in PDF format.


Landscape Context Planning (LCP) system (439kb PDF)

Fact Sheet No. 9 Protecting biodiversity in production forests (1,076kb PDF)

 

Further information on the LCP System can be found in:

Forest Management Plan (1,871kb PDF)

High Conservation Values Assessment and Management Plan (4,600kb PDF)

Annual Report 2014/15 (3,859kb PDF)