10.20AM UPDATE: More than 150 pages detailing future new reserves have been tabled in the first morning of a parliamentary inquiry into forestry legislation.
The state government is proposing the information, including descriptions of 295 parcels of land earmarked for protection, be added to the Tasmanian Forests Agreement Bill 2012.
The move is designed to appease some MLCs concerns about the lack of detail in the original bill rushed into Parliament late last year.
The proposed amendments were approved by a cabinet forestry sub-committee yesterday.
The extra data also includes a list of coups Forestry Tasmania will continue to log during a transition phase.
Committee chairman, Huon MLC Paul Harriss, predicted that would trigger protests from green groups.
EARLIER: Premier Lara Giddings has told the Legislative Council to get on with its inquiry into forestry legislation in response to demands from the inquiry chairman to answer questions on Forestry Tasmania's future first.
The committee, chaired by Huon MLC Paul Harriss, will begin taking evidence today, but yesterday Mr Harriss said it was "fundamentally important" the state government spell out its plans for Forestry Tasmania before hearings started.
The government announced last year it would split Forestry Tasmania's commercial and non- commercial functions, but a cabinet subcommittee is yet to decide if the state-owned business will continue to manage forests still used for logging.
"The government must demonstrate that it is taking the durability provisions of the so-called peace agreement very seriously and the management of the permanent timber production zones is of paramount importance in that respect," Mr Harriss said.
However, Ms Giddings said she was yet to be formally advised by the cabinet subcommittee.
"I think they [the Legislative Council] can begin their hearings and they can ask the questions of all their relevant witnesses without that information and to do otherwise is to start to show there's a political element to this," Ms Giddings said.
Mr Harriss was disappointed but said this week's hearings would go ahead.
Forestry Tasmania is due to front the committee on Thursday afternoon. Before that, environment and industry groups who negotiated the agreement on which the legislation is based will present their case.
The proposed legislation paves the way for 504,000 hectares of forests to be protected and guarantees 137,000 cubic metres of wood supply for a reduced industry.
Twelve regional councils urged the Legislative Council demand a socio-economic study, which would assess potential job losses be completed before the deal is implemented. It's submission to the inquiry also recommends MLCs seek "watertight and enforceable guarantees" from green groups that all protest activity would stop.
Spokesman, Dorset Mayor Barry Jarvis said he doubted that could be achieved and MLCs should compel the state and federal governments to develop and release an alternative plan.