22 March 2010

NEW REPORT: NSW Regional Forest Agreement released

An independent report into the implementation of three New South Wales Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) has been released by the State and Federal Governments.

The report stems from a five-yearly review of the RFAs which were signed between 1999 and 2001. The RFAs provide for the conservation of areas, for ecological sustainable forest management, and “20-year certainty” for forest industries and forest dependent communities.

The independent report made public by the two governments outlines 18 specific recommendations for consideration by the governments – a formal response will be issued in the coming months.

The Independent Assessor’s ‘Final Report on Progress with Implementation of NSW Regional Forest Agreements’ is at http://www.daff.gov.au/rfa/publications/annual-reports/nsw

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