Wood Utilisation Plans
VicForests is responsible for the sustainable harvest and commercial sale of timber across all of Victoria's State forests.
Victoria uses a comprehensive and rigorous planning process to ensure that natural, cultural and catchment values found within State forests are protected while allowing for sustainable wood production.
Areas for harvesting in eastern Victoria are managed by VicForests according to Timber Release Plans (TRPs). Commercial timber harvesting in other areas of State forest is also managed by VicForests according to Wood Utilisation Plans (WUPs).
Wood Utilisation Plans for 2013/14 to 2015/6
The former Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) prepared WUPs for six Forest Management Areas (FMA) for the period 2013/14 to 2015/16. These WUPs can be viewed through the pages below.
A WUP for commercial firewood in Gippsland (Central Gippsland, Tambo and East Gippsland FMAs) was also prepared. Gippsland WUP
Maps are available online through Forest Explorer.
Wood Utilisation Plans explained
The WUP is a schedule of areas (coupes) to be harvested.
Coupes are selected on the basis that they contain the required quantities and mix of wood products that can be supplied using sound silvicultural practices and environmental care. WUPs are prepared in accordance with the relevant Forest Management Plan and the Code of Practice for Timber Production 2014.
Rolling three-year WUPs were prepared annually by DEPI.
The WUP may not be in its final form. It may be amended from time to time. Please contact VicForests if you require further information.
The location and boundaries of proposed coupes shown on maps are only approximate and indicative. The precise boundary of coupes will be identified on site before harvesting begins, in accordance with the Code of Practice for Timber Production 2014.