Forest Monitoring and Improvement Program (FMIP)

Delivering the evidence we need for the forests we want

Baselines and long-term monitoring
Future scenarios
and options
Dialogue and
open data
Partnerships and
joined-up science
Insight and
oversight


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.

Latest program news

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Latest reports and papers

September 2021

Future scenarios - Workshop 1

April 2021

Annual progress report

March 2021

Supporting post-fire ecological resilience and recovery planning in NSW forests - Progress report

September 2021

Baselines and trends in water quality and quantity - Final report

October 2021

Baselines and trends of soil health and stability - Final report

February 2021

Soil health and stability monitoring in forests

January 2021

Evaluating forest road networks to protect forest waterways - Project summary

April 2022

Video - Banbai Rangers monitor fauna

October 2021

Video - Aboriginal values (Bhiamie Williamson, Australian National University)

October 2021

Video - Aboriginal values (Rachael Cavanagh, Firesticks Alliance)