PRIVATE FORESTRY SERVICE QUEENSLANDSupport for sustainable private forestry
Who is PFSQ?
A non-for-profit organisation dedicated to ecologically sustainable private forestry.
With several highly skilled and experienced staff, PFSQ has been working for the past 17 years to improve the quality and viability of the private forest resource in Australia. Any profits generated must be used to further the Objectives of the Association.
We are located in Gympie, one of Queensland’s largest and most diverse forestry region, with significant stands of hardwood eucalypt and softwood plantations, and a strong native forest industry. PFSQ field operations extend all over Queensland and northern NSW with regular consultancy work in Japan, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. PFSQ combines life-long experience in forest management industries with a team of motivated individuals from forestry, environmental science, agribusiness, horticulture, law, tertiary education and forest research backgrounds. The team brings together a range of expertise in all levels of vegetation management, forest establishment and management, harvesting and marketing, planning and assessment, stand inventory and valuation, forest research, advanced GIS and mapping, growth modelling, cost benefit analysis, fire management, infrastructure establishment and maintenance, general construction, integrated grazing, as well as representation at a regional, state and federal level of forest policy.
The result is a method of natural resource management that integrates productive land-use systems with best practice vegetation management; weed management, infrastructure and erosion mitigation. Total Landscape Management offers a dynamic, cost effective resilient and productive system of natural resource management that successfully addresses a broad range of environmental constraints and caters to a diverse demographic of landholders and primary producers.
Woodworks Museum & Interpretive Centre
PFSQ also manages the Woodworks Museum & Interpretive Centre which re-defines the Forestry Story through live demonstration, science-based education and state-of-the-art interpretation.
You will also see a broad range of interpretive displays on the region’s forest industry, from its historical roots through to modern-day machinery and forest management techniques. Gain a better understanding of the region’s unique forest ecosystems and the role they play in the landscape and the carbon cycle.
Private Native Forest Industry Forum 2017
Private Forestry Service Queensland (PFSQ) hosted a Private Native Forest (PNF) Forum on the 9th November in Gympie. The Forum, attended by 80 people considered the extent and importance of the PNF resource in southern Queensland, the critical role that it will play in the future timber supply and the impediments currently impacting on the management of the resource. The outcome of the day was a set of urgent priority resolutions that were agreed upon, by the majority of participants and that, we hope will gain support and momentum from the broader industry.
Provision of the Private Native Forestry Extension Program
PFSQ is undertaking a three-year program to raise landholder capacity and understanding of best practice native forest management.
This survey will give us a better understanding of current forest management activities in your region. The key to success will be to make this information widely available and in a format that is easily accessed, understood and implemented.
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.
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The program also offers a small financial incentive to landholders who attend the 4 Day Native Forest Management Workshop. The incentive is to go towards forest management on their property.
Native Forest Management Workshop Series Manual
To access our updated Native Forest Management Workshop Series Manual please email [email protected]
The manual contains everything you need to know about the basics of managing a native forest practice but you can access the separate guides by clicking the button below. You can also access marketing guides or the vegetation clearing code and other legislative documents by clicking the buttons below.
Attendance at the 4 Day Native Forest Management Workshop comes with a free copy of the manual.