Australia's State of the Forests Report 1998

​​​Australia's State of the Forests Report 1998 (SOFR 1998) is the first in the series of Australia's State of the Forests Reports. The purpose of this report was to describe for the first time, at the national level, the broad characteristics, location, extent and ownership of Australia's forest, and to provide baseline information indicating the status of these forests and their range of uses. Data and information used in this report predate 1998, unless otherwise stated.

Australia's State of the Forests Report 1998 is available in the following format:

  • Australia's State of the Forests Report 1998 – Full report - PDF [5.4 MB]

Chapters

SOFR 1998 was structured around chapters rather than the formal framework of criteria and indicators used for Australia's State of the Forests reporting since then. 

The chapters of the report are:

  • Beginning sections (Foreword, Acronyms, Glossary, Summary) - PDF [211 KB]
  • Chapter 1. Introduction - PDF [163 KB]
  • Chapter 2. A short history of the forests - PDF [203 KB]
  • Chapter 3. The size distribution and tenure of the forest estate - PDF [1.4 MB]
  • Chapter 4. Uses and disturbance - PDF [897 KB]
  • Chapter 5. Forest policy and management - PDF [625 KB]
  • Chapter 6. Forest industries - PDF [943 KB]
  • Chapter 7. Social dimensions of forests - PDF [1.1 MB]
  • Chapter 8. The state of knowledge - PDF [244 KB]
  • Final sections (References and Further Reading, Acknowledgements, Summaries of Key Data, Maps) - PDF [861 KB]

​​Maps​

The maps from SOFR 1998 are available at: 

  • ​​​​​Forest maps​​ - PDF [462 KB]
Last reviewed: 23 January 2020