Our forest scientists and ecologists actively contribute to the collection and publication of forest science and biodiversity data.
We do this by working in partnership with universities and forest managers to share knowledge and develop robust methods of forest research and monitoring to build upon the existing industry knowledge base.
Below are some examples of our monitoring programs.
Monitoring fauna persistance in harvested areas
Our adoption of higher retention and reduced impact harvesting focuses on improving the persistenceof threatened flora and fauna species in the short and long-term. This approach aims to reduce the impacts of habitat fragmentation and loss of structural complexity within the ecosystem.
By retaining aggregates of forest to provide long-term refugia while stands regrow, local populations of key threatened flora and fauna species will recolonise soon after harvest.
A structured monitoring program is in place across a series of coupes to assess the persistence of threatened fauna post-harvest.
Monitoring forest regeneration
Regeneration after harvesting forms a fundamental part of our operations.
Using higher retention silviculture methods and reducing the use of high-intensity fire for regeneration produces a multitude of different ecological outcomes.
We monitor these outcomes to ensure current and future regeneration and biodiversity goals are achieved. Monitoring also helps inform future forest management decisions and outcomes.
Monitoring tree retention
We monitor and evaluate the dynamic harvesting and regeneration management systems currently employed in the forest.
These systems aim to increase the retention of current and future habitat trees across coupes and to improve coupe-level connectivity.
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