16 Aug 2012

Forest fight: 10-year plan revealed for South West timber and conservation

A TEN-year draft forest management plan has been released today outlining the future management of WA's vast and pristine forests.

The draft Forest Management Plan 2014-23 released by the Conservation Commission will now take on a 12-week public consultation period from today.

The draft plan covers a massive land area of 2.5 million hectares in the South-West of the state from Lancelin north of Perth to Denmark on the south coast.

Among the plan's proposals are additions to the Whicher National Park near Busselton and greater protection of marri trees as habitat for endangered black cockatoos.

Conservation Commission chairman Brian Easton encouraged the community to have their say on the plan over the next 12 weeks.
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