About ecologically sustainable forest management
Ecologically sustainable forest management (ESFM) is the guiding philosophy behind the management of State forests in NSW. This philosophy unpins 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.
Forest management plans for coastal hardwood forests and softwood plantations were reviewed in 2015-16. These were placed on public exhibition and submissions invited from stakeholders.
Read a summary of submissions for the Coastal Hardwood Forests 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
Supplementary plans and maps
The supplementary plans and maps listed below relate to the ESFM plans.
Forestry Corporation regional boundaries are used operationally to manage the forests throughout the state. These do not align exactly with the CRA/RFA boundaries which guided the creation of these plans.