Forest Monitoring and Improvement Program (FMIP)

Delivering the evidence we need for the forests we want



The Premier has asked the Commission under a terms of reference to independently oversee and advise on a state-wide monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement program for NSW forests.

The program will improve the evidence-base for decision-making for forest management across tenures.

This will strengthen the NSW Government’s ability to strategically and adaptively manage forests over time, including state forests, national parks, private native forests and Crown forested land.

Community Forums on forest monitoring

On behalf of the NSW Forest Monitoring Steering Committee, the Natural Resources Commission invites you to the community forums on forest monitoring. Join the last two of the five webinars to learn and ask questions about the NSW Forest Monitoring and Improvement Program.

Registration is now open for Webinars 5 (see below).

Webinar 5: Future Forest scenarios
Thursday 1 December 2022
12:00 - 1:00 pm

The Forest Monitoring and Improvement Program engaged eminent experts in forest management, resilience, and future thinking to work with agency representatives in developing scenarios representing different plausible futures for NSW forests to 2050.

A final report has been delivered outlining eight NSW forest futures scenarios. The scenarios range from optimistic to pessimistic futures.

This project forms part of the wider NSW Forest Monitoring Improvement Program.

Join us to hear from the experts behind future scenarios including Professor Peter Kanowski and futurist Adjunct Professor Steve Cork. Peter Hairsine and Scott Matter will also join the panel to discuss the work.

Click here to register for the forum.
Click here to learn more about the project.

Latest program news

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Latest reports and papers

November 2022

Governance charter - Forest Monitoring Steering Committee

July 2022

Annual progress report

August 2022

Aboriginal Cultural values assessment - Gumbaynggirr case study (Coffs Harbour LALC and Gumbaynggirr Elders)

August 2022

Aboriginal Cultural values assessment - Banbai case study (Banbai Rangers with Tamworth and Guyra LALC)

August 2022

Aboriginal Cultural values assessment - Synthesis report (Firesticks Alliance)

November 2022

Koala and habitat reponse after 2019-202 wildfires - Summary paper

November 2022

Social benefits - Interim method - Estimation of forest-dependent jobs (Synergies Consulting)