The Department of Environment and Primary Industries uses a range of management tools to balance the many uses and values of Victoria's forests, including sustainable timber and water production, biodiversity conservation, recreation and tourism. These tools ensure compliance with Victoria's policy and legislation framework.
|Management Procedures for timber harvesting, roading and regeneration in Victoria's State forests
These procedures specify environmental and operational requirements additional to the requirements of the Code of Practice for Timber Production.
|Timber harvesting compliance in Victoria's State forests
DEPI is developing an improved auditing program for commercial timber harvesting in Victoria's State forests.
|Forest Management Plans
Strategic plans containing the principles and actions for the management of State forests in Victoria.
|Forest Management Zones
Zoning decisions define specific management priorities and permitted uses for different parts of State forests.
|Reporting Alleged Non-compliances
Process for reporting alleged non-compliances relating to the regulatory framework for timber harvesting and associated activities in Victoria's State forest.
|Fire Salvage Harvesting Prescriptions
Requirements for major salvage operations in fire affected areas.
Describes the timber resources available to VicForests over a 15 year period, and is reviewed every 5 years.
|Timber Release Plans
Operational plans that set out specific details of proposed harvesting operations in State forest.
|Wood Utilisation Plans
Wood Utilisation Plans (WUPs) detail the location, nature and approximate timing of timber harvesting. WUPs include the location of associated access roads and a plan for the allocation of wood to processors.