IFA Policies

IFA Policy Statements

The following policy statements are the consensus view of Australian professional foresters on traditional and contemporary forestry matters. They are free of the beliefs and convictions of either political parties or industrial lobby groups.

Although all members have had opportunity to contribute to the finalisation of these policies, the statements do not necessarily reflect the view of all members.

These policy statements will be subject to periodic review (normally every 3 years). Comments are welcome at any time and will be retained and considered when undertaking the next review.

You are encouraged to use these statements in your private study and public submissions, provided due reference is given as to the source of the information.

Many IFA members are currently developing further policy statements covering a wide range of forestry issues. New statements will be added to this website over coming months.

Please find IFA policies as follows:

pdfConservation and Management of Rainsforests

pdfForest Genetic Resources

pdfConservation of Australian Native Forests and Woodlands

pdfGenetically Modified Organisms in Forestry

pdfTimber Production and Biological Diversity

pdfMaintaining Forest Healthz

pdfConservation of Remnant Native Woodlands

pdfForest Certification

pdfManagement of Private Native Forests

pdfPlantations in Rural Landscapes

pdfClearing of Native Forests for Plantations

pdfUse of Chemicals in Plantation Forestry

pdfForest Management Planning

pdfTimber Production in Native Forests

pdfForest Regulation and Codes of Practice

pdfSiviculture in Australia's Native Forests

pdfFuture Directions for Australia's National Forest Policy

pdfCriteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management

pdfSocial Values in Forest Management

pdfRole of Fire in Australian Forests and Woodlands

pdfThe Role of Forestry as a Primary Industry

pdfEnvironmental Credentials of Timber as a Building Material

pdfAustralian Native Forests and Water

pdfRiverine Red Gum Forest of the Southern Murray-Darling Basin

pdfPlantation Forests and Water

pdfAllocation of Water for Environmental Purposes

pdfCommunity Awareness and Knowledge on Forestry

pdfRecreation in Australian Public Forests

pdfEco-Tourism in Australian Public Forests

pdfDryland Salinity Mitigation and Trees

pdfEnvironmental Services in Forests and their Valuation

pdfForests and Climate Change Mitigation

pdfWood for Bioenergy

pdfWoodchips from Australian Forests