Tasmania’s forests make an essential contribution to the scenic beauty of the State. Sustainable Forest Tasmania recognises the potential effect of our management activities on the appearance of Tasmania’s landscapes and visual amenity and therefore takes landscape values into account during the development of Forest Practices Plans for harvesting operations.
Sustainable Timber Tasmania has a visual management system that enables our planners to rate the scenic importance of an area and to identify appropriate prescriptions to protect visual amenity.
When identifying such prescriptions, planners are guided by the Forest Practices Authority’s Manual for forest landscape management, which provides forest managers with a comprehensive range of principles, procedures and practices to accommodate visual amenity in managed forests.
For more information, see Fact Sheet No. 3 Forest Practices Plans in the tab below and the Forest Practices Authority website.