About Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management
Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management (ESFM) is the guiding philosophy behind the management of State forests in NSW. This philosophy underpins the systems and processes applied by Forestry Corporation and maintains high ecological principles and biodiversity while taking into consideration the needs and benefits to communities and industry
ESFM is a philosophy that delivers social, environmental and economic benefits for the people of NSW while understanding that we are the custodians of these forests for future generations.
Review of forest management plans
In 2022 forest management plan for coastal hardwood forests and softwood plantations was reviewed and public submissions were considered. Read a summary of submissions for the Coastal Hardwood Forests and Softwood Plantations Plan here.
The forest management plan for the western hardwood forests was reviewed in 2018-19. This plan was placed on public exhibition and submissions invited from stakeholders.
Read a summary of submissions for the Western Hardwood Forests Plan here.
We continue to welcome feedback from stakeholders on these plans. Feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Forest management plans