Environment Minister Albert Jacob has 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 Conservation Commission of Western Australia has released the draft management plan for parks and reserves in the southern part of the Swan Coastal Plain for public comment.
Submissions on the Swan Coastal Plain South draft management plan are open until Friday 30 May.
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.