All coupes undergo detailed and rigorous planning prior to harvesting.
Where, when and how to harvest
Our highly skilled operational planners build on the previous planning, assessments and surveys to make decisions about where, when and how to harvest. These decisions are based on timber type and quality, area access, and identified protected flora and fauna.
Not all coupes will be harvested as detailed surveys may find some areas to be unsuitable.
Bringing it together
This planning stage ensures the large amounts of planning data, assessments, along with the most up-to-date information is assembled into coupe plans and harvest schedules.
It is at this stage all the required planning is finalised, any approvals are completed, and appropriate values are marked for protection.
The operational plans and maps enable harvesters to carefully and responsibly harvest coupes within Victoria’s state forests.
It is important to note these plans are not static and are regularly updated if new information comes to light.
In a typical year VicForests harvests about 0.04 per cent the total forests estate.