Chapter 43. The Future for Forest-Based Industries in the Wet Tropics

  1. Nigel E. Stork Chair Head Associate Dean CEO Director Member2 and
  2. Stephen M. Turton Executive Director Associate Professor Director Councillor3
  1. Steve Harrison and
  2. John Herbohn

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch43

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

How to Cite

Harrison, S. and Herbohn, J. (2008) The Future for Forest-Based Industries in the Wet Tropics, in Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape (eds N. E. Stork and S. M. Turton), Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch43

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Resource Management and Geography, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, University of Melborne, Burnley Campus, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

  2. 3

    Australian Tropical Forest Institute, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Author Information

  1. School of Natural and Rural Systems Management, University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia

  1. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

  2. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156431

Online ISBN: 9781444300321

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Keywords:

  • forest-based industries;
  • Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management (Rainforest CRC);
  • future for forest-based industries;
  • Forestry Plantations Queensland (FPQ);
  • timber activities of Pentarch Forest Products;
  • cooperation between sectors and expansion of private forestry;
  • forest industry development options, visions and futures;
  • forestry cooperatives and associations;
  • financing industry development

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical context to forest-based industries

  • Development of plantation forestry

  • The current north Queensland timber industry

  • The conditions for forest industries to survive and develop

  • Constraints to forest industry development

  • Forest industry development options, visions and futures

  • Support measures to expand forest-based industries in the Wet Tropics

  • Financing industry development

  • The way forward

  • Notes

  • References