Lead researchers: Professor Jeff Connor

Forest water licencing is unique to the Lower Limestone Coast of South Australia. This project provides forest licence holders with the opportunity to work within the water licencing rules to establish agreed options for ensuring flexible management within State Government management plans. After consultation with plantation growers, a model using stylised data has been built for radiata pine and Tasmanian blue gum that provides a tool for testing alternative management strategies including age of clearfelling, replanting versus land disposal and the price that can be paid for water licences. The tools developed from this project will be made available to the forest water licensees to be incorporated into their own planning, business and analysis systems.

Our team: Jeff Connor, Courtney Regan, Jim O'Hehir, Will McKay, Sayed Iftekhar (Griffith University).


Contact information

Dr Jim O’Hehir
General Manager: Forest Research Mount Gambier
Ph: +61 8 830 28997
E: Jim.O'Hehir@unisa.edu.au

Michele Cranage
Administrative Officer
Ph: +61 8 830 28902
E: Michele.Cranage@unisa.edu.au