About harvest operations planning
Forestry Corporation is responsible for the planning and management of all harvesting and roading operations on State forests and other Crown-timber lands.
Native forest operations are planned and carried out in line with a number of policies, codes and regulatory requirements set out in the Integrated Forestry Operations Approvals (IFOAs).
Harvest plans are prepared to provide clear instructions about how to carry out the harvesting and roading activities to produce forest products in a manner that complies with all regulations and minimise the impact on important environmental and heritage values of the forest.
The plans are comprised of maps, site specific information and instruction on issues like:
- forest management zoning
- flora, fauna and fish protection
- cultural heritage protection
- soil and water protection
- road and crossing works
- burning prescriptions
- monitoring and recording activities.
Plans are prepared for specific compartments in State forests. Plans are valid for up to 10 years and work is scheduled depending on a number of factors including market conditions and weather.
Accessing operational and harvest plans
Our Plan Portal provides transparent access to information about our intended operations in native state forests, including a plan of operations map, which shows where we intend to harvest during the next 12 months, an operations register, operational plans, maps and other documents.
The plan of operations map is visible without a login. The rest of the portal system requires users to register an account and login. See below for more information about creating an account.
Please note that harvest plans for Western region are currently not available on the Plan Portal, but can be accessed on our website here.
How to use the Plan Portal
The first time you log in to the system, you will need to sign up by providing a user name and a valid email address. You will be sent a confirmation email to confirm the email address and be asked to change your password.
Once you are logged in, you can click on the reports section to access the operations register and annual plan, you can search for a specific plan, or you can click on the name of operation that interests you to view the associated harvest plan and other documents. You can also register your interest in a particular operation so that you can be notified via email when new information is uploaded and when the status of the plan changes.
Forestry Corporation welcomes stakeholder input to inform our detailed operational planning. In particular, we are keen to:
- Identify whether stakeholders have any specific concern in relation to particular compartments
- Ensure stakeholders have access to harvest plans and answer any questions they have about these documents
- Identify any additional issues, both on the forest and along potential log haulage routes, for consideration prior to operations commencing.
To make contact with a forester and discuss the Plan of Operations or an individual Harvest Plan in more detail, or if you have trouble accessing the Plan Portal or any of the documents in the system, please contact us.