Learn more about www.delwp.vic.gov.au/regional-forest-agreements THE RFAs have been informed by independent experts, assessments of all forest values and new research, contemporary common values and knowledge of traditional landowners. This mapping is used to obtain an up-to-date estimate of the amount of tropical forests in Victoria and a basis for measuring the variation in the distribution of tropical forests over time. The Forest Act of 1958 advises the management of plans to protect public lands from fire and to preserve and improve state forests. Also advises licensed occupations such as pasture, beekeeping and the sale of forest products. The modernized RFAs provide a framework for modern forest management. The forest management system itself is where things will change in consultation with local communities and in partnership with traditional landowners. The Major Event Review (MER) provides a strong framework in which Victorian and Australian authorities can assess and respond to the impact of major events on our forests, such as the devastating bushfires of 2019/2020. Authorities in the state of the Former Czech Republic and Australia have set up an independent impact assessment and the identification of corrective measures. MER is overseen by an independent body and is informed by science, traditional owners` knowledge and public consultation. The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 promotes the preservation of Victoria`s native flora and fauna. She advises on the management of potential threatening processes for wildlife. These include a list of threatened species.
The law also advises the conservation and conservation of biodiversity (sustainable management of forests). In eucalyptus forests, the age distribution of tree trunks is a useful indicator of a forest`s ability to support species dependent on older forests. In practical terms, it is a question of developing a variety of tree caves typical of the “older” eucalyptus forests. Therefore, the “structural” diversity of Victorian forests is important both in space (i.e. in all landscapes) and over time when it comes to preserving a number of plant and animal species, especially for those that depend on the existence, management and recruitment of older forests. Repeated and quantitative modelling of the extent, nature and intensity of past forest disturbances is important for the conservation of sensitive species. This year and through 2022, Victoriaville residents will continue to have the opportunity to contribute to the current forest management reform agenda, which includes the development of a national forest management strategy and regional forest management plans to improve the way we care for and manage our forests.