Protecting native forests

The State Government’s recent decision to end logging of native forests means nearly two million hectares of native forests will be protected for future generations.

South West Karri forest

This includes preserving at least an additional 400,000 hectares of karri, jarrah and wandoo forests. About 9,000 hectares of high conservation-value karri will receive immediate protection, with other high value forest areas to be recommended for national park status.

From 2024, timber taken from our native forests will be limited to forest management activities that improve forest health and clearing for approved mining operations.

The intention under the Forest Management Plan 2024-2033 is to transition more of the forestry industry to sustainable timber products such as softwood.