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