Law and Policy

Lawyers for Forests has serious concerns about the government’s current native forest policies and management practices. These concerns include the scientific basis on which conservation decisions are made, the flawed economics underpinning the logging industry, and the influence exercised by woodchipping companies over government decision making processes.

Lawyers for Forests believes that the laws applicable to the native forest sector are deficient and inadequate. Some of these concerns relate to the failure of existing laws to adequately protect biodiversity and ecological values and the public’s limited ability to demand a review of government decisions and enforce laws where they do exist.

Lawyers for Forests is working to promote better native forest law and policy. This involves analysis of the laws and regulatory framework and advocating for law reform to ensure the conservation and better management of our native forests.