Environment Minister Albert Jacob today released the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023, which provides a new framework for managing the State’s south-west forests for the next decade.
The new department has released an outline of priorities for its first 12 months of operation.
Western Australia’s 27 million hectares in parks and reserves will be managed by the newly formed Department of Parks and Wildlife - from Monday.
Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the new department would begin operations tomorrow.
Mr Jacob said the department would give new focus to the management of WA’s most important natural areas and conservation of our unique plants and animals.