The Forest Practices Authority

Cultural heritage planning tools

Procedures for managing historic cultural heritage when preparing FPPs

Procedures for managing Aboriginal cultural heritage when preparing FPPs

Historical site recording form

Aboriginal heritage field assessment form:
All actual or suspected sites (e.g. artefacts, unusual rock flakes, overhangs showing signs of human habitation, middens, scarred trees) should be notified using the AH Site Recording Form. This form should be sent to the  Cultural Heritage Manager at the FPA for checking and recording of site data on Conserve. The FPA will ensure that the form is sent to Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania so that site data can be recorded on the TASI database. Attach photographs for FPA and AHT records - forward these as separate jpg or tif  files.

Visual landscape management planning tools

Flowchart of FPA process for visual landscape special values assessment and planning

Skyline management for dry and high-altitude forests

Visuals Technical Note 2 - Visual analysis procedure

Manual for forest landscape management


Landscape manual background and contents page

Landscape manual chapter abstracts

Landscape manual chapters

Chapter 1 - Visual landcape awareness

pages 12-36

This chapter defines principles of visual perceptual of humans which can assist our appreciation and analysis of the inherent visual character and visual values of a landscape. It further provides a basis from which to understand the landscape and begin to identify the likely effects on viewing of proposed forest management changes.

Chapter 2 - Visual management system

pages 38-57

Both the viewing exposure to the public and the inherent attractivity of the visual landscape affect the sensitivity of landscape where forest operations may occur. The Visual Management System takes a step by step approach to assessment of the total landscape into graded zones. This provides a mapped inventory of relative viewing sensitivity.

Chapter 4 - Visual absorption capability

pages 72-96

Each part of the landscape has different inherent capability to visually withstand or absorb management activities. A range of detailed parameters of the land that determine this capability are defined in this chapter. These can be identified and measured on a systematic basis to provide an inventory of values or, they may be used on a site by site, coupe by coupe basis.

Chapter 6 - Landscape design for native forest operations

pages 120-154

Examples of visual design alternatives for operational are given. These cover a range of generic solutions to address the widely varied landscapes, forests and operational types occurring within the state and can be reviewed to determine visually successful operational designs for particular situations.

Chapter 7 - Landscape character types of Tasmania

pages 156-184

A regional framework of 10 'landscape character types' is described for Tasmania. The types are specific regions within which scenic quality is assessed independently to provide classes for input into mapping of landscape priority zones under the visual management system (defined in chapter 2). The types particularly exemplify the scenic diversity existing across the state, within a moderate-sized area. As well, the types are a convenient starting point for definition of more detailed local-scale landscape character areas-each possessing an individual sense of place and viewing extremity.

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