Criteria and Indicators
To meet the requirements of the Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004, criteria and indicators for the sustainable management of Victoria's State forests have been developed by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) with the assistance of key experts, Government partners, and in consultation with the community.
The community and industry is entitled to scientifically robust and transparent information about Victoria's State forests. Victoria's sustainable forest management indicators will provide a framework for the State forest monitoring and information reporting activities undertaken by DEPI. The outcomes will complement and inform other sustainability initiatives currently operating at various scales within Victoria and Australia.
Victoria's criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management are consistent with the criteria defined through the Montreal Process (1995), and complement the Framework of Regional (Sub-National) Level Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management in Australia. The 45 indicators will inform Victorians on progress toward sustainable forest management.
Performance against each indicator will be reported on a five-yearly basis through Victoria's State of the Forests Report . It is expected that the criteria and indicators will be periodically reviewed to ensure the continued supply of accurate and relevant information for sustainable forest management.
- Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in Victoria - Guidance Document
- Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in Victoria - Guidance Document (accessible version)
- Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in Victoria - Summary Document
- Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in Victoria - Summary Document (accessible version)
For more information link to these pages:
Montreal Process Working Group - International website.
Australia's State of the Forest Report 2008 - Australian Government website.
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