The Conservation Regulator recently released a draft procedure for the field identification of old growth forest, subsequently requesting community feedback on the effectiveness and practicality of the method.

The draft procedure seeks to provide clear, transparent and independent guidance for the identification and protection of old growth forests in the field. The definition of old growth forest is reflective of the existing definition in the Management Standards and Procedures for Timber Harvesting Operations in Victoria’s State Forests 2014 (an incorporated document to the Code of Practice for Timber Production 2014).

Feedback on the draft procedure

The community feedback period has now closed.

Thank you for your contributions. The feedback collected will be used to shape the final guidelines. An engagement report summarising the feedback received will be published in conjunction with the final guidelines.