The Southern Cross Group of Forest Researchers and Practitioners (the Southern Cross Group for short) is a group of individuals with experience and expertise in forestry and forest ecology, who work to foster better management of Australia's native forests.
In their 2006 , the Southern Cross Group advocated incentives to encourage private landholders:
to retain and foster more native trees on their land,
to allow and stimulate these trees to reach larger sizes,
to report the presence of endangered plants and animals on their land, and
to provide more habitat for these endangered species.