Central Gippsland Forest Management Plans
The Central Gippsland Forest Management Area contains two Forest Management Plans.
Gippsland Forest Management PlanThe Forest Management Plan for Gippsland establishes strategies for the management of State forests of Gippsland.
The Gippsland Planning Area extends from the Great Dividing Range to the north, the Timbarra and Murray Rivers to the east, Bass Strait to the south and Aberfeldy, Moe and Inverloch to the west, covering over 2.6 million hectares. The Plan applies to State forest within the planning area. State forest occupies over 802 600 hectares or around 30% of the planning area, or more than 55% of public land. The Plan area is the same as that for the Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement (RFA).
The Plan aims to balance the various uses and values of State forest, provide an environment where forest ecosystems are maintained or enhanced, water supplies and environmental and cultural values are protected, and timber production, recreation and other forest uses can continue to benefit local communities.
The Plan has been prepared in accordance with the Victorian Government’s commitment to sustainable forest management and improved stewardship of public land. The Plan is consistent with the Gippsland RFA signed in 2000.
The Plan is to apply for ten years unless a substantial change of circumstances warrants a review before then. The Plan is, however, designed to be dynamic and responsive to new information as it becomes available.
Download the Gippsland Forest Management Plan and associated maps:
Gippsland Forest Management Plan
Map 1 - Gippsland FMP Planning Area
Map 2 - Gippsland FMP Forest Management Zones
Map 3 - Gippsland FMP Geographic Representation Units
Map 4 - Gippsland FMP Recreation Management Zones
Submissions Reference Group
The Forest Management Plan for Gippsland was developed in consultation with the community. The document below summarises the matters raised in the submissions on the Proposed Forest Management Plan for Gippsland and the Department’s response to those issues in the finalisation of the plan.
Summary and response to issues raised in the submissions
Central Highlands Forest Management PlanThe Forest Management Plan for the Central Highlands establishes strategies for the sustainable management of State forests, in an area which extends from the Hume Highway in the west, to the Goulburn River in the north, the Goulburn and Thomson Rivers in the east and the Princes Highway in the south.
This plan covers an area of 1 100 000 ha, of which 35% is State forest, 16% parks and reserves, 4% other public land and the balance private land.
The plan includes six maps, which are not currently available on this web site.
To download the plan and / or it's appendices, click on the links below:
Forest Management plan for the Central Highlands Chapter 1-9
Forest Management Plan for the Central Highlands- Appendices