SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY PRACTICES GUIDELINES
SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY PRACTICES
GUIDELINES FOR THE NT
Forestry in the Northern Territory is a developing industry, with potential for expansion in the coming decades.
The main plantation projects in the NT are Acacia mangium wood chip for pulp, African Mahogany (Khaya senegalensis) timber for furniture and other uses, and Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album) for oil and pharmaceuticals.
There is limited use of native forests, although there are extensive areas of savanna woodland and open forest that could be important for sustainable forestry production.
The Sustainable Forestry Practices Guidelines for the Northern Territory have been developed to fill a need for a set of workable guidelines appropriate to plantation forestry operations in the NT.
The Guidelines have been prepared for foresters or those interested in the industry to gain an understanding of the requirements necessary to undertake plantation forestry operations sustainably.
The Guidelines were developed in consultation with members of the forestry industry, and with reference to information available elsewhere in Australia, but are specifically relevant to the conditions and environment of the Top End of the Northern Territory.
For further information about plantation forestry in the Northern Territory, contact the Forestry Industry Association NT.
This document outlines best management forestry and associated sources of information, and provides background to the forestry industry in the Northern Territory.
The Field guide provides a summary listing of practices, for use in the field.
For a hard copy of the Field Guide (printed on weatherproof paper), contact: Territory NRM: 08 8942 8300 or [email protected]
This project was delivered by Territory Natural Resource Management through funding from the National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants.