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Monitoring the social and economic impacts of forestry

​This report was prepared by the Australian National University Fenner School of Environment and Society. It describes and quantifies the socio-economic impacts of forestry in Australia over time.

'Recommended indicators for monitoring the social and economic impacts of forestry over time in Australia' reports on research conducted to develop indicators which identify the social and economic cost and benefits of forestry; direct and flow-on benefits of forestry activity and the impacts of current policy settings on the forest industry. The indicators enable consistent monitoring of some key social and economic aspects of forestry in Australia, such as Indigenous forestry, using cost effective approaches. Case studies were carried out in Northeast Tasmania and the ‘Green Triangle’ on the Victorian and South Australia border.