Socio-economic impacts of farm forestry

  • 85 pages

  • Published: 1 May 2001

  • Author(s): Tonts, Matthew, Campbell, Colin, Black, Alan

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The rapid expansion of tree plantations on cleared agricultural land has contributed to some community anxieties about the social and economic impacts that are associated with the change in land use.
This report provides an assessment of the social and economic implications of farm plantation forestry. It is based on detailed case studies within the south-west of Western Australia and the Green Triangle region of Victoria and South Australia, together with a more general review of the relevant literature. The conclusions and recommendations provide a strategy for ensuring that rural areas are able minimise the negative impacts and maximise the positive benefits of farm plantation forestry.