Victorian ecologically sustainable forest management: part 111 - regulatory theory and modality

Martin, Rhett (2017) Victorian ecologically sustainable forest management: part 111 - regulatory theory and modality. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 34 (3). pp. 209-237. ISSN 0813-300X


Regulation that purports to address sustainability in natural resource management often fails to deliver sustainability, or even meaningful conservation of the natural resource. This is partly due to the absence of clearly defined sustainability goals, and the means to measure the application of steps to reach these goals. This article seeks to address this gap with respect to public forest harvesting in Victoria. By aligning regulatory theory with regulatory instruments designed to address sustainability in harvesting in State forests, a new form of sustainability regulation is discussed, enabling efficient measuring and monitoring of the progress toward particular sustainability objectives. Examples of actual clauses are given to provide practical examples, demonstrating meaningful sustainability regulation.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2018 01:08
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018 22:27
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies

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