Regulation of our operations

Forestry Tasmania is regulated by the Forest Practices Authority, an independent Government organisation that regulates forestry on both public and private land.

The forest pracrices system ensures that forest practices provide protection for the natural and cultural values of forests.

As part of the forest practices system, Forest Practices Plans are prepared to cover all forestry associated quarry activities, road construction, harvesting and forest establishment and regeneration operations in Tasmania.

FPPs are prepared by highly qualified Forest Practices Officers and other specialist staff employed by Forestry Tasmania. The plans cover all harvesting and forest establishment operations in Tasmania and associated activities such as quarries and road construction. For more information, see Fact Sheet No. 3 Forest Practices Plans.

Public Access to plans
Copies of certified Forest Practices Plans are made available after the removal of any commercial-in-confidence information. These are made available at no cost on our website and are also available at our offices for a small charge to recover printing costs.

Forest Practices Plans can be freely downloaded from our Three Year Wood Production Plan area in each of the three forest regions (North East, North West and South).