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Forest Practices Authority Tasmania


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Information to help forest owners and managers understand their responsibilities about forest practices and threatened native vegetation communities.

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Training, resources and online tools for Forest Practices Officers and candidates.

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State of the forests report

State of the forests report Tasmania 2022 tabled and summary booklet released

The State of the forests Tasmania 2022 data report was tabled in parliament on 30 March 2023.

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Forest Practices Authority Annual Report 2021-22

The FPA annual report 2021–22 was tabled in the Tasmanian Parliament today by the Minister for Resources, the Hon Felix Ellis.

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Anne and Peter

New CFPO appointed

Ms Anne Chuter has been appointed as the next Chief Forest Practices Officer (CFPO) to replace Dr Peter Volker, who is retiring.

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Forest Practices Authority updates Forest Practices Officers Oct 2022

The FPA held three regional Refresher Courses in October 2022 for the 165 current Forest Practices Officers in Tasmania - 122 participated in person with the remaining attending online or through a catch up process.

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Forest Practices Awards

Forest Practices Awards

Forest Practices Awards recognise cutting edge forestry Innovation, community engagement, planning and operations in forestry were recognised at Forest Practices Awards on Wednesday 19 October 2022 in Launceston.

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Tree fern tags

New Tasmanian treefern management plan

The new Tasmanian treefern management plan applies from Friday 14 October 2022. Check the FPA's treefern management page for the updated Treefern management plan and information sheet on regulation of treefern harvesting in Tasmania.

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Fire damage to riparian forest

FPA Climate Change Symposium 29 Aug 22

Climate change poses a considerable challenge to forest managers. The FPA pulled together key people working in this area for a one-day symposium in Hobart in August 2022.

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Rona and Chris Grove

Forest Education Foundation and FPA Share Bright Ideas for Science Week

The FPA and Forest Education Foundation teamed up to provide an engaging experience for attendees of Festival of Bright Ideas (FOBI).

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