The development of these documents involved extensive consultation with stakeholders on the proposed suite of forest management practices. Two rounds of consultation occurred following release of the first and second drafts of the documents. The consultation comprised direct consultation with interested stakeholders across industry, environment, government and community sectors. A number of written submissions were received and feedback was also garnered through face to face meetings. All responses, feedback and submissions were reviewed and where possible incorporated into the published versions of the documents.
In addition to the two systems documents, as a result of stakeholder input, VicForests also undertook an HCV assessment across the eastern Forest Management Unit.
All of the above information has been made publicly available and interested stakeholders on VicForests' database have been invited to provide input.
The wider stakeholder group was also invited to be informed, provide input and make comments at a live Webinar undertaken by VicForests to explain its approach under the Systems documents, and their relevance to the forthcoming independent audit of VicForests forest management practices.
A recording of the webinar is provided on this page for further stakeholder reference and comment.
While the Systems documents, and the HCV Assessment, have now been published and are accessible on this page, these documents remain open for input, feedback and comment at any time.
VicForests will periodically (roughly annually) review all input and further comment and consider amendments to practices.
Stakeholders are invited to provide continuous comment and input on any documents contained on this page, or matters related to them, by contacting VicForests via email.
VicForests Webinar on New Systems
VicForests Manager of Biodiversity, Conservation and Research, Tim McBride hosted a one-hour webinar, “Overview of Adaptive Harvesting”.
Tim summarised what has changed in 2019 and how our new forest management practices support biodiversity across VicForests’ operational areas.