Extent to which the institutional framework supports the conservation and sustainable management of forests
The overall assessment result of compliant and non-compliant audit elements by different environmental impact categories since 2014 for native timber harvesting activities is described in this indicator. VicForests has indicated a high level of compliance with lower risk prescriptions for timber production harvesting and coupe closure activities throughout the reporting period. Some coupes that were harvested between 2014-15 and 2015-16 were assessed to have major environmental risk. A number of these coupes have been increasing which must be identified and investigated in the future.
Measures:The overall assessment result of compliant and non-compliant audit