Private Forestry Service Queensland (PFSQ) was originally one of 18 Regional Australian Forestry Committees established with support from the Federal and State Governments.
This funding has been abolished.
Read our Capability Statement which demonstrates all the facets of expertise we have.
PFSQ is now a fully fledged ‘Not for Profit’ organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient status and we cover a broad range of private forestry (native forest and plantation) activities including but not limited to the following:
- Forest management planning in context with state regulations
- Certification to the Australian Forestry Standard (AS 4708-2013)
- Forest assessment and mapping
- Forest resource valuations and financial planning
- Assessment and lodgement of Property Maps of Assessable Vegetation (PMAVs)
- Land rehabilitation
- Grazing & timber management
- Monitoring and review of forest management practices and their impact
Forest Management Services:
- AFS certified forest management
- Harvest management (Eg. cutting, snigging and marketing)
- Thinning management (Eg. tordoning, chopperroller)Plantation establishment
- Revegetation and regeneration services
- Plantation site preparation
- Contract milling
- Assistance with Protected Plant Trigger Maps and flora surveys
- Koala habitat quality assessments
- AFS certified timber sales
Promotion of Private Forestry:
- Farm diversification and landscape restoration
- Income and investment options
- Improved financial resilience in times of drought
- To increase terrestrial carbon stocks and transition to a reduced carbon economy
- Rehabilitation of degraded forest and the application of environmental management systems
- Natural resource, catchment and regional economic benefits
Provision of Information:
- Technical advice (based on currently accepted best management practices)
- Workshops, field days and other events
- Contributions to the Woodworks Museum and Interpretive Centre
- Contributing to film and TV segments (eg. Going Bush)
- Development of landholder decision support tools
- Development of information products
- Newsletters and publications
- Web-based services (www.pfsq.net and our Facebook page)
- Contributing to the development of school curriculums
- Input to Federal, State and Local Government processes
- Contributing data to ABARE
- Ensuring policies and regulations support private forestry
- Interpreting policy to member groups and forest owners
- Assisting landholders to comply with regulations
Industry Development & Research:
- Developing partner projects with industry to address natural resource management issues
- Developing partnerships with Indigenous groups
- Engagement of relevant stakeholders
- Promoting available industry support services
- Investigation and expansion of market opportunities
- Collaborations in research projects with universities, industry bodies & landholders
- Monitoring long-term growth plots throughout QLD
The future of private forestry in Queensland lies largely with farmers and small-area landholders investing in tree-growing projects.
Successful farm forestry requires a range of knowledge and skills, appropriate management systems, and an understanding of policy and regulatory environment. PFSQ aims to support its members with these needs and to represent their collective interests in regional and State forums.
Read our 2015-16-annual-report to get the whole picture of what PFSQ achieves.
To read about our current projects click here.
To learn more about the Responsible Wood/Australian Forestry Standard click here.
To access the official Responsible Wood/AFS website click here.