Australia's State of the Forests Report 2018
Australia's State of the Forests Report 2018 (SOFR 2018) is the fifth in the series of Australia's State of the Forests Reports. The purpose of the report is to keep the public informed about Australia's forests, their management, use and conservation, and to provide information on how they are changing. It is also used to report on the state of Australia's forests to the world.
SOFR 2018 is a key source of comprehensive, current information on Australia's forests for use by industry, state, territory and Australian governments, and research and educational institutions. It also underpins a range of international reporting requirements.
Australia's State of the Forests Report 2018 – Executive summary draws together the material presented in SOFR 2018 into nine key themes. It is available as an accessible PDF[8.3 MB] and on the Executive summary page.
Criteria and indicators
Seven criteria and 44 indicators provide the framework and methodology for reporting on Australia's forests.
The criteria also form the main chapters of the report, as follows, with the data for each Criteria also available below:
- Beginning sections (Foreword, Acknowledgements, Acronyms and Abbreviations, Agency name changes, Executive summary, Introduction) – accessible PDF [5.5 MB]
- Criterion 1: Conservation of biological diversity
- Criterion 2: Maintenance of productive capacity of forest ecosystems
- Criterion 3: Maintenance of ecosystem health and vitality
- Criterion 4: Conservation and maintenance of soil and water resources
- Criterion 5: Maintenance of forest contribution to global carbon cycles
- Criterion 6: Maintenance and enhancement of long-term multiple socioeconomic benefits to meet the needs of societies
- Criterion 7: Legal, institutional and economic framework for forest conservation and sustainable management
- Final sections (Appendix, Glossary, References, Index) – accessible PDF [3.2 MB]