Welcome to PFSQ
AUSTRALIAN FORESTRY STANDARD CERTIFIED
NOT-FOR-PROFIT • INCORPORATED ASSOCIATION
Woodworks Museum, 8 Fraser Rd, Gympie QLD 4570
P: (07) 5483 6535 | www.pfsq.net |E: [email protected]
PFSQ is undertaking a three-year program to raise landholder capacity and understanding of best practice native forest management.
This will include updating the currently available extension material, and producing a series of simple ‘how to’ online video clips on various aspects of forest management – from understanding the native forest practice self-assessable code, through to forest assessment, forest thinning, product specifications, regeneration and fire management.
The key to success will be to make this information widely available and in a format that is easily accessed, understood and implemented.
This survey will give us a better understanding of current forest management activities in your region.
It will also help us understand the knowledge and capacity needs of private forest owners – that way we can ensure the extension program optimizes your opportunity in the timber supply chain and delivers improvements for your enterprise.
What do we do??? Read our Capability Statement which demonstrates all the facets of expertise we have.
Looking for Fencing Billets?
Ring Sean on 0428 457 322 or the Office 5483 6535 $25.00 ea
Farm Forestry Establishment video
This is what we promote!! Owen Thompson’s story of his family’s initiatives with their forests.
Watch the ‘ Going Bush’ program to see another side of the forestry story
Who are we and what do we do??
Private Forestry Service Queensland (PFSQ) is an incorporated ‘not-for-profit’ association, whose original primary
function was to assist in the development of the private forest industry in southern Queensland. PFSQ is now a full service
association with wide linkages throughout Queensland and New South Wales.
A management board of 6 eminent forest industry representatives oversees PFSQ.
PFSQ funds extension and training programs in Native Forest Management to landholders to improve the productive and
environmental outcomes of the private native forest resource as well as plantation establishment and management.
PFSQ also undertakes a full range of commercial operations including Native Forest and Plantation assessment, property
and harvest management plans as well as managing harvests and Stand Improvement Treatment operations.
Our membership comprises farm forestry support groups, Industry representatives, Government representatives, Landcare
groups and individuals with an interest in private forestry… “read more …
Private Forestry Service Queensland reflects core changes in the way PFSQ has diversified to meet the demands of
private and public market expectations.Private Forestry Service Queensland is no longer an entity principally providing
extension and support to a localised group of landholders and NRM groups, although this will remain an important ongoing
program. PFSQ now also provides a comprehensive service to corporate businesses covering mining and gas, water
infrastructure, carbon and vegetation offset providers, and companies involved in providing environmentally sustainable
timber products for industrial usage.
PFSQ has also been instrumental in providing services in the native seedling nursery and forestry management areas for
indigenous organisations such as The Silver Lining Foundation and the Burungu Aboriginal Corporation in Cape York.
Training programs specifically designed for organisations such as this have been instrumental in the awarding of ongoing
commercial contract work for these indigenous groups currently providing seven full time positions.
PFSQ has a fully operational Forestry Plantation arm, run by Gary Clarke, thus allowing the entire project design,
establishment, implementation and maintenance to be delivered as a package. Despite the tight financial times, there are
quite a number of landholders who have established a Farm Forestry plantation with various philosophical reasons
underpinning their decision.
Keeping in our ‘Not for Profit’ charter, PFSQ is heavily involved through funding grants from the Federal Government in
building educational knowledge and delivering hands on support for landholders who value economic and environmental
diversity within their businesses and properties.
Private Forestry Service Queensland was originally established as a government funded Private Forestry Development
Committee. This funding was abolished some years ago and now PFSQ has evolved into a highly regarded and successful
service organisation in the forestry industry.