Welcome to PFSQ
AUSTRALIAN FORESTRY STANDARD CERTIFIED
NOT-FOR-PROFIT • INCORPORATED ASSOCIATION
Address: Woodworks Museum, 8 Fraser Rd, Gympie QLD 4570 • (07) 5483 6535
What do we do???
Read our Capability Statement which demonstrates all the facets of expertise we have.
This is what we promote!! Owen Thompson’s story of his family’s initiatives with their forests.
Watch the ’Going Bush’program to see another side of the forestry story
Who are we and what do we do??
Private Forestry Service Queensland (PFSQ) is an incorporated ‘not-for-profit’ association, whose original primary function was to assist in the development of the private forest industry in southern Queensland. PFSQ is now a full service association with wide linkages throughout Queensland and New South Wales.
A management board of 6 eminent forest industry representatives oversees PFSQ.
PFSQ funds extension and training programs in Native Forest Management to landholders to improve the productive and environmental outcomes of the private native forest resource as well as plantation establishment and management.
PFSQ also undertakes a full range of commercial operations including Native Forest and Plantation assessment, property and harvest management plans as well as managing harvests and Stand Improvement Treatment operations.
Our membership comprises farm forestry support groups, Industry representatives, Government representatives, Landcare groups and individuals with an interest in private forestry… “read more …
Private Forestry Service Queensland reflects core changes in the way PFSQ has diversified to meet the demands of private and public market expectations.Private Forestry Service Queensland is no longer an entity principally providing extension and support to a localised group of landholders and NRM groups, although this will remain an important ongoing program. PFSQ now also provides a comprehensive service to corporate businesses covering mining and gas, water infrastructure, carbon and vegetation offset providers, and companies involved in providing environmentally sustainable timber products for industrial usage.
PFSQ has also been instrumental in providing services in the native seedling nursery and forestry management areas for indigenous organisations such as The Silver Lining Foundation. Training programs specifically designed for organisations such as this have been instrumental in the awarding of ongoing commercial contract work for these indigenous groups currently providing seven full time positions.
PFSQ has a fully operational Forestry Plantation arm, run by Gary Clarke, thus allowing the entire project design, establishment, implementation and maintenance to be delivered as a package. Despite the tight financial times, there are quite a number of landholders who have established a Farm Forestry plantation with various philosophical reasons underpinning their decision.
Keeping in our ‘Not for Profit’ charter, PFSQ is heavily involved- through funding grants from the Federal Government – in building educational knowledge and delivering hands on support for landholders who value economic and environmental diversity within their businesses and properties.
Private Forestry Service Queensland was originally established as a government funded Private Forestry Development Committee. This funding was abolished some years ago and now PFSQ has evolved into a highly regarded and successful service organisation in the forestry industry.