Forest Act 1958
The Forest Act 1958 advises management over plans to protect public land from fire, and maintain and improve state forests. Also advises licensed occupations including grazing, beekeeping and the sale of forest produce.
Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004
The Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004 advises sustainable management of forests. This implements the Sustainability Charter for Victoria's State Forests. Plus the framework for State of the Forests reporting. The act also advises for the allocation of timber to VicForests through the Allocation Order.
Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 promotes the conservation of Victoria’s native flora and fauna. It advises management of potential threatening processes to flora and fauna. This includes a threatened species list. The Act also advises the maintenance and conservation of biodiversity (sustainable forest management).
Regional Forest Agreements
Agreements between the Victorian Government and the Commonwealth establish targets and commitments for the conservation and use of state forests. You can read about Regional Forest Agreements here.
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