The Forest Products Commission (FPC) is a statutory body wholly owned by the Western Australian government. Its primary function is to conduct forestry activities on a commercial basis in state-owned forests, including softwood plantations, sandalwood and native forests.
The FPC is responsible for most of Western Australia’s (WA) native forestry, which occurs in the state’s South West (SW) forests. The SW forests of WA lie within one of the world’s 36 Global Biodiversity Hotspots and include jarrah and karri forests found nowhere else. While some areas are off-limits, logging and forestry operations continue in other areas.