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    The Forest Practices Authority is an independent statutory body that administers the Tasmanian forest practices system on both public and private land.

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    The Forest Practices Authority is an independent statutory body that administers the Tasmanian forest practices system on both public and private land.

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    The Forest Practices Authority is an independent statutory body that administers the Tasmanian forest practices system on both public and private land.

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    The Forest Practices Authority is an independent statutory body that administers the Tasmanian forest practices system on both public and private land.

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    The Forest Practices Authority is an independent statutory body that administers the Tasmanian forest practices system on both public and private land.

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Forest Practices Authority Tasmania

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Landowners and other information seekers

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

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Forest Practices Officers

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

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News

We're hiring!

We have a rare opportunity for someone to join our FPA team. We are looking for a Communication and Training Officer - applications close 10 October 2021.  Application details

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New FPA and DPIPWE Agreed Procedures Report

Threatened species in production forest are managed through prescriptions in forest practices plans. These prescriptions may be achieved on a case-by-case basis in consultation with specialists, or by implementing standard management prescriptions delivered through planning tools jointly developed by the FPA and DPIPWE.This report details the roles that the FPA and DPIPWE play in managing threatened species through the Tasmanian forest practices system, as legislated in  s. 51 (3) of the Threatened Species Protection Act 1995.

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Check Before You Chop

Do you need a forest practices plan (FPP)? Check Before You Chop is a new interactive decision tool to help you find out if you will require an FPP or not. Most forest practices will need an FPP but there are a few exemptions. Follow the prompts in the tool to find out.

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Forest Practices News January 2021

Check out the January 2021 issue of Forest Practices News: 36 pages packed with news from the last year including the launch of the new issue of the Forest Practices Code, training updates, the latest research and stories from the forest like the discovery of this steam engine.

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Eagle research

FPA and UTAS researcher Dr James Pay are investigating if our current management practices do mitigate the impacts of disturbance on wedge-tailed eagles. Transmitters are attached to adult birds to monitor their behaviour in response to forest activities within 1km line-of-sight of their nest during the breeding season. This video shows a wedge-tailed eagle being caught, so it can have a transmitter attached.

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