Australian experiences of linking biodiversity to commercial forestry
Edited by Digby Race & David Freudenberger
ANU Forestry & CRC Sustainable Production Forestry and CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
Environment Australia, March 2003
- Farm forestry for green and gold - Australian experiences of linking biodiversity to commercial forestry (PDF - 631 KB)
About this report
This publication his arisen from an 18-month project funded by the Commonwealth's Natural Heritage Trust through Environment Australia's Bushcare Program during 2001-02. The project brought together are range of research scientists, extension officers, extension officers, project officers and others interested in exploring how forestry can combine commercial and biodiversity goals – a 'win win' situation for forest growers and the environment. Many landholders and forest growers around Australia are already making forestry achieve this 'win win' goal.
This publication has profiled 8 of these landholders and growers, so we can learn from their experiences and the latest research on native biodiversity. We felt it important to have the experiences of the 8 case studies told with, and by, extension officers who work closely with the landholders and growers. These extension officers all have many years of experience about how best to create forestry that provides a 'win win' outcome in the local context, and combine diverse backgrounds (see 'Biographies of authors').