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22/03/2011  - Position Statement No.1 Fire ManagementConservation Commission Position Statement No.1 Fire Management
14/03/2011  - Performance Assessment Wungong Trial (Part B)

This Forest Management Plan Performance Assessment (FMPPA) reviewed the implementation of the Wungong Catchment Environment and Water Management Project (Wungong Project). The project is an experimental trial designed to both enhance water production and to be consistent with the objectives and intent of the Forest Management Plan 2004-2013 (FMP). The primary objective of this assessment was to audit Wungong Project activities against the objectives and actions of the FMP. The audit process forms part of the basis for the decision by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to forgo the setting of binding conditions on the Water Corporation through Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

23/02/2011  - Dieback Performance Assessment ReportIn this assessment the Conservation Commission has examined documentation relating to policy, protocols, guidelines and local area dieback management planning.
10/12/2010  - Leeuwin-Naturaliste Capes Area Parks and Reserves Draft Management Plan 2010The Conservation Commission of Western Australia today released the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Capes Area Parks and Reserves Draft Management Plan 2010.
08/12/2010  - Coonan 05 - old-growth forest community nominationOld-growth forest community nomination report. Coonan 05.
15/09/2010  - Ord River draft management plan released for public commentA draft management plan for the Ord River and Parry Lagoons nature reserves in the east Kimberley has been released for public comment. The public comment period closes at 5pm 17 November 2010. To view the draft management plan visit www.dec.wa.gov.au/haveyoursay.
25/08/2010  - Wungong Performance Assessment (Part A)This assessment reviewed the implementation of the Water Corporation’s ‘Wungong Catchment Environment and Water Management Project’. This report (Part A) assesses the context and planning of the project. Part B of this assessment, which is in preparation, will focus upon the operational activities associated with implementation of the project.
19/08/2010  - Albany Parks Performance Assessment

The Albany coast and hinterland contains iconic landscapes with diverse values. This assessment report details the threats to these values and with an evaulation of the management response.

The assessment is based upon numerous reserves, reflecting a shift from individual reserve planning to planning for multiple reserves.

28/07/2010  - Proposed amendments to the Fitzgerald River National Park Management Plan 1991-2001

The Conservation Commission of Western Australia today released a media statement in relation to the proposed amendments to the Fitzgerald River National Park Management Plan 1991-2001.

Public submissions on the proposed amendments can be made online, by posting written submissions or emailing planning@dec.wa.gov.au .

 

04/05/2010  - Assessment of biodiversity conservation on Western Australian islands - Phase II - Kimberley islands

In 2007, the Commission commenced an assessment of biodiversity conservation on Western Australian islands. Phase I of the assessment covered islands vested in the Commission and was finalised in 2009. Phase II covers all Kimberley islands, most of which are not vested in the Commission. The 2633 Kimberley islands comprise the least impacted part of one of the world’s last and largest tropical wilderness areas. This report includes a number of recommendations for future action.

19/01/2010  - Release of Independent Consultant Report on Management Planning in WA

The independent consultant report on management planning in WA is now available.

Click Here for further information

22/12/2009  - Biodiversity on Western Australian Islands - Status Assessment

Western Australia’s island reserves represent a valuable part of the State’s biodiversity conservation estate. Of the islands, islets and rocks in Western Australia (WA), 635 (24.7%) are vested in the Conservation Commission as conservation reserves. In total there are 29 recommendations for future action in this report which can be located by clicking this link.

11/12/2009  - Annual Report - 2008-2009

The Annual Report for 2008-2009 can be found by navigating to the 'About' tab of the home page and then looking under the Annual Reports menu. Alternatively you can click here to find the report.

28/07/2009  - Changed Approach To Management Planning

The Conservation Commission, which has statutory responsibility for the preparation of terrestrial management plans through the CALM Act (1984), is working with the Department to change management planning in Western Australia.

From now on, all management plans will apply to regional areas rather than to individual reserves. Plans will be concise and objectives will be measurable and realistic. These changes will make the management planning process and management plans more efficient and effective.

In addition, the Conservation Commission has contracted a study by Murdoch University that will provide information about the best practice approach to management planning.

The Conservation Commission has compiled a package of information explaining the changes that have been adopted, along with details and early findings (Stage One Report) of the study being undertaken by Murdoch University that will be considered by the Conservation Commission along with the full report later in 2009.

To download the package click here.

For more information phone 9389 1766 or email caroll@conservation.wa.gov.au

03/07/2009  - Conservation Commission Submission to the Kimberley Science and Conservation Strategy

The Conservation Commission has released its submission on the Kimberley Science and Conservation Strategy.

To view the submission click here

12/06/2009  - FMP Mid Term Audit Supplemental Reports

An outcome of the mid-term audit of performance of the Forest Management Plan 2004-2013 (FMP), was that the Conservation Commission requested the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) and the Forest Products Commission (FPC) to provide further information in relation to karri other bole volume production, and the realised and forecast yields of jarrah sawlog.    DEC, in consultation with FPC, have provided the Conservation Commission with two supplemental advice reports; Supplemental advice to the Conservation Commission concerning the causes for the higher levels of karri other bole volume production during 2004-2007 and Supplemental advice to the Conservation Commission concerning the reasons for differences between the realised and forecast yields of jarrah sawlog during 2004-2007. 

Click Here to download the report: Supplemental Advice to the Conservation Commission - Karri other bole volume

Click Here to download the report: Supplemental Advice to the Conservation Commission - Jarrah Sawlog

The Conservation Commission noted in the FMP mid-term audit its concern that the trend to increased use of machinery for timber harvesting will lead to further shortfalls in the area of soil disturbance, as identified in KPI 21.  The Conservation Commission requested the Forest Products Commission (FPC) to provide a response to this issue.  The following report is the FPC’s additional advice on the use of machine harvesting and soil disturbance.

Click Here to download the report: Supplemental Advice Machine Harvesting

25/05/2009  - Conservation Estate Management Plans Now Available On-Line

Current management plans developed by the  Department of Environment and Conservation on behalf of the Conservation Commission are now available on-line via the document centre.

Plans are listed by region so to view plans from the home page select Reserves then the region you are interested in and click the search documents button. 

Management plans are the key to maintaining a healthy, diverse and well-managed Western Australian environment. The development of management plans for all vested lands is required under State legislation (the Conservation and Land Management Act 1984).

The Conservation Commission as the vested body is responsible for the preparation of management plans for all national parks, conservation parks, nature reserves, state forests and timber reserves.

Management plans are independently monitored and audited by the Conservation Commission.

22/04/2009  - The Conservation Commission in the News - the Mid-Term Audit of the FMP in the papers

The release of the Forest Management Plan (FMP) 2004-2013 Mid-term Audit of Performance triggered media interest with a number of articles appearing in The West Australian

To view these articles click here

Articles reproduced courtesy The West Australian

31/03/2009  - Release of Purnululu National Park Performance AssessmentThe Purnululu National Park Performance Assessment is now available.  Click here to view the document.
31/03/2009  - Release of Yalgorup National Park Performance AssessmentThe Yalgorup National Park Performance Assessment is now available.  Click here to view the document.