Forestry is an important part of the social and economic fabric of Victoria, providing jobs, income and products derived from a natural, sustainable and renewable resource.
We work with commercial forest industries to maximise economic value from production and processing of timber (plantations and native forests on public and private land) in a socially and environmentally sustainable manner, and assist industry to adapt to environmental, social and economic change.
We also provide extensive information for landholders to facilitate forestry into rural properties, with a particular focus on farm forestry, plantation biosecurity and forestry climate change impacts.
Wood Utilisation Plans - DEPI has finalised the Gippsland Wood Utilisation Plan and Mt Cole Amendment for 2013/14 to 2015/16.
A New Strategic Approach to Biodiversity Management - Research in this report aims to provide extensive new data on the status, distribution and habitat use of 10 priority threatened fauna species in the forests of eastern Victoria
Review of Commercial Forestry Management in Western Victoria - A report commissioned to update timber resource and other information required to improve commercial forestry management in western Victoria.