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Forestry Practices Authority

The Forest Practices Authority is an independent statutory body that administers the Tasmanian forest practices system on both public and private land. Its primary responsibility is regulating the management of forest and threatened non-forest vegetation.

Note: the Forest Management Act 2013 changed the land classification terminology from 'State forest' to 'Permanent Timber Production Zone Land'. Publications on this website from December 2013 onwards will refer to PTPZL instead of State forest.


Private Forests Tasmania

Private Forests Tasmania was established in 1994 as a statutory authority under the Private Forests Act 1994, with governance responsibilities that recognise the economic, environmental and social importance of Tasmania's private forests.

Private Forests Tasmania has a Board of Directors who are appointed for their practical knowledge, industry, commercial and technical expertise in forestry and report to the Minister for Resources.

The board oversees strategic direction, and a staff of permanent and fixed-term officers undertakes the functions of the authority. Staff are located in Camdale, Hobart and Launceston.