Plantations Within Norfolk Island’s National Park


Starting in the 1950s about 30 ha of Norfolk Island had been planted with assorted timber species in the hope of developing local self-sufficiency for wood. These now lie within a national park and are incompatible with its conservation priorities.   This project involved the feasibility, and likely costs and benefits, of retaining, expanding or removing Eucalypt timber plantations within the national park, and making recommendations to Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service and the government of Norfolk Island.