Sustainable forest management, certification, research, fauna protection and new log-flow monitoring technologies were high on the agenda for those who gathered for a recent briefing at Wild Horse Mountain, 124 metres above Beerburrum’s plantation estate on the Queensland Sunshine Coast.

The inspection of HQPlantations’ southeast Queensland pine plantations at Beerburrum and Beerwah and an analysis of auditing programs for forest certification were both part of Operation Handshake. Such inspections endeavour to give a clear and positive overview of how forestry standard certification is impacting forest managers and again how this…