I fully support this Forests for Life initiative because it is good for people, good the environment, and it makes economic sense. Timber is good money, but the investment cycle is 20+ years. Farmers and major landholders are not adverse to the idea of incorporating timber into their portfolios of land use production systems, but they shouldn’t foot the bill alone. The Forests for Life initiative rightly identifies how the government, private sector and communities can work together for positive environmental and economic development in the high rainfall region of southwest WA. Let’s turn this plan into action.