- The future role of the National Park forestry zone in a sustainable forestry sector on Norfolk Island (PDF - 1.22 MB)
About the report
The Director of Australian National Parks publicly circulated a proposal for the Forestry area of Norfolk Island National Park in 2011. It envisaged:
- Protection of existing remnant native vegetation of high conservation value (about 24 ha) within the 124 ha Forestry area
- restoration of the weed infected areas (mainly African olive) to natural vegetation (about 49 ha)
- conversion of the existing 26 ha of eucalypt plantations to either rehabilitated natural vegetation or Norfolk Island pine plantation
- modest expansion of the existing area of pine, from about 25 ha to 27 ha
The report found the forestry area had little economic value to the island and should be rehabilitated to provide opportunities for community recreation and tourism.