The Forest Practices Authority

Biodiversity landscape planning guideline

The Biodiversity landscape planning guideline provides a framework for managing biodiversity values, including RFA priority species, across the landscape in areas covered by the Tasmanian forest practices system. It has been developed in response to recommendations from the 2009 review of the biodiversity provisions of the Forest Practices Code.

The guideline is designed to assist in meeting landscape objectives for biodiversity during strategic planning. However it is recognised that it will not account for all the requirements of priority species, and site or species-specific management will still need to be considered in some situations. The guideline translates ecological theory into on-ground practice using a four-tiered approach: goals; management targets; actions; and planning tools. It is recognised and accepted that there will always be alternative actions which can be implemented to meet the intent of a management target, or that the actions proposed in this guideline may not always be applicable to a particular landscape.

Monitoring the implementation and effectiveness of this guideline is important for an adaptive management system. Implementation and effectiveness monitoring will occur through the FPA's monitoring and compliance program.

Content last modified July 21, 2017, 10:57 am