Have Your Say On The Value Of WA’s Unique Native Forests In This New Government Survey
Header Image: Renee Young
If we know one thing about our Perth Is OK! audience, it’s that you absolutely LOVE exploring our great outdoors. From the pristine beaches along the coast to the diverse native forests inland, we love getting into the great outdoors and experience all WA has to offer.
For this reason we think this recent news coming out of the Western Australian Government would be very keen interest to you. The Minister Of Environment and Climate Action, Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA, has just launched an online survey looking for community views on the value and use of our south-west native forests now and into the future.
“This consultation is an early opportunity for Western Australians to provide their views before the development of the next Forest Management Plan (FMP),” states the survey, with a new FMP for the state’s south-west native forests being required every 10 years.
“Over the next 12 months, there will be separate consultation to support the development for the next 2024-2033 FMP. The consultation for the next FMP will examine aspects of forest management to a much fuller extent. For example, there will be important targeted consultation and engagement undertaken with traditional owners, industries, the conservation sector and other stakeholders that will occur separately to this survey.”
Essentially this provides a wonderful opportunity for you, the people who love bushwalking and hiking through these beautiful native forests, to have your say with regards to how those forests are managed up until 2033.
The survey is being conducted by Dr Renee Young and Professor Owen Nevin from the Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute, and “will help guide decision-makers as they work to ensure a sustainable future for the unique native forests of Western Australia.”
It should take you about 20 minutes, and you can get started HERE.