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- Objective of the Forest Practices System of Tasmania

SCHEDULE 7 - Objective of the Forest Practices System of Tasmania

Sections 4B and 37B

The objective of the State's forest practices system is to achieve sustainable management of Crown and private forests with due care for the environment and taking into account social, economic and environmental outcomes while delivering, in a way that is as far as possible self-funding–
(a) an emphasis on self-regulation; and
(ab) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
(b) planning before forest operations; and
(c) delegated and decentralized approvals for forest practices plans and other forest practices matters; and
(d) a forest practices code which provides practical standards for forest management, timber harvesting and other forest operations; and
(e) an emphasis on consultation and education; and
(ea) an emphasis on research, review and continuing improvement; and
(eb) the conservation of threatened native vegetation communities; and
(f) provision for the rehabilitation of land in cases where the forest practices code is contravened; and
(g) an independent appeal process; and
(h) through the declaration of private timber reserves– a means by which private land holders are able to ensure the security of their forest resources.

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