Forest Terminology Explained


While undertaking research, you or your students may come across some terms that may need explaining, so we have made it easy for you below. 

*FURTHER INFORMATION: The Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (ABARES) has produced an "Australia's forests and forestry glossary" (2020) found here -

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National parks

Public forests under management of the federal government where harvesting is excluded. Recreation and biodiversity conservation are the primary goals.

Natural resource

These are materials that are obtained from the earth for use by man. For example minerals and forests.