Sustainably Managing Private Native Forests – A guide for Victorian landowners By Mark Poynter
The guide is based on an extensive revision and extension of the 2002 publication A Landowners Guide to Managing Private Native Forests in Gippsland produced by Greening Australia Victoria for the Gippsland Forestcare project.
Publishing of this state-wide guide was undertaken by Central Victorian Farm Plantations Inc. Additional funding support was provided by the Joint VentureAgroforestry Project (JVAP) and the Victorian Department of Primary Industries (DPI).
Drawing on 30 years of experience as a professional forester in Victoria and Tasmania, author Mark Poynter covers the full range from ‘best practice’ management to product options, biodiversity conservation and fire. Sustainable forest management can be enhanced by the preparation of a written management plan, including maps outlining future activities planned for the forest. The guide includes a Private Native Forest Management Plan template to assist landholders in integrating conservation and production within their natural forest ecosystems.
While the regulations may have changed, the principles of PNF forestry remain much the same.
RRP: $15.00 ISBN 978-0-9805852-0-9 Published 2009. Soft cover, wiro bound, A4, 92pp and illustrated throughout
About the author Mark Poynter is a professional forester with over 40 years experience mainly in the forests and plantations of Victoria and Tasmania. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Foresters of Australia and has written regularly about contentious forestry issues over many years. His book Saving Australia's Forests and its Implications was published in 2007.
em PRESS Publishing specialises in Australian landscapes and their historical and cultural contexts. em PRESS is particularly interested in fusing Indigenous, European settler and nature-based readings of the landscape to provide a truer view of our country.