WEBINAR: The Case for State Forests – Assessing the net benefits of multiple use management of native forests
Date: Thursday 8 December 2022
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm (AEDT)
RFP CPD points: 1.0
This webinar will present the key findings from a study conducted for the South and Central Queensland Regional Forestry Hub, with funding from the Australian Government, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. The study compared the benefits arising from multiple use forest management with the benefits from protected area management, using a robust Cost Benefit Analysis framework. The main message from this study is that state forests, managed for multiple uses, provide considerable value for society through a broad range of ecosystem services, including provisioning services, regulating services and cultural services. Multiple use management encompasses much more than selective timber harvesting. Most importantly, the study highlighted that multiple use management can maintain biodiversity conservation and increase the carbon stored in the forest and harvested wood products. Blair Freeman (Indufor) and Jim Binney (NCE) will discuss the study, the economic analysis, key findings and implications for forest management.
To read report Assessing the Net Benefits of Multiple Use Native Management in Queensland, click HERE.
Registration: (Inc. GST)
Forestry Australia Member: $10 | Non-Member: $50| Student members: Free
Registrations close: Wednesday 7 December y at 10:00am (AEDT)