COVID-19

In consideration of the health and wellbeing of our staff and in keeping with advice from health organisations, all employees are currently working from home. FWPA activities are functioning as per usual and we do not expect any major disruptions to our services. More information.

Please direct general enquires to Holly Dowding at +61 468 357 263

Environmental Services

Environmental Services

Forest growing is a long-term venture that is exposed to environmental risks (e.g. pests, fire, climate change). There is ongoing research into pine drought mortality and the economics of managing new and existing biosecurity threats to Australia’s plantation industry.

In addition to wood products, commercial forest crops can produce a wide range of environmental and societal values that may not be currently captured or valued by the forest owner or the community. This includes carbon storage, recreation, water catchment and biodiversity values. FWPA is working with the Australian Bureau of Statistics to undertake a pilot investigation into the Green Triangle forestry region to determine the value of these environmental services through natural capital accounting methodologies.

There is also an opportunity to look at alternative funding mechanisms for these environmental values using mechanisms such as social impact bonds. A scoping study will be commissioned to explore the new mechanisms for funding sustainable forest management.

FWPA Newsletters

FWPA regularly distributes industry updates and information through e-newsletters including ForWood, R&DWorks, Statistics Count and The Ultimate RenewableTM Partner Update. ForestLearning, our education program for teachers, educators and school children, also publishes a quarterly e-newsletter and ensures school communities and the public are informed on Australian forests and forest-based products.

Additionally, WoodSolutions publishes a newsletter that addresses design and build professionals – architects, building designers, engineers and others involved in specifying the choice of building materials.

For more information on our mailing lists or to subscribe click the link below.

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