State forests are managed for multiple uses. From time to time, some areas may be closed to the community for the safety of forest users and workers. Forests may be closed or partially closed for a range of reasons, including during timber harvesting, plantation re-establishment, weed control, hazard reduction burning or for events managed under permit such as car rallies.
It is extremely unsafe to enter a closed area and penalties apply. Please pay attention to signage in the forest and instructions from staff.
Plantation harvesting and replanting
Forestry Corporation is the largest manager of commercial timber plantations in NSW. Plantations are continually harvested for renewable timber and replanted with seedlings to regrow for the future.
Forestry Corporation of NSW has been appointed to manage State forests for a range of uses including tourism, environmental conservation and renewable timber production. The same State forests have been continually harvested and regrown for more than 100 years and are carefully managed to ensure they will continue to provide habitat during and after operations and deliver environmental, economic and social benefits for future generations.