Forestry Corporation of NSW manages 2,186,893 hectares of land, which is primarily State forests with small areas of freehold and private land managed through joint investment partnerships. This land includes native forests and timber plantations and represents about 10 per cent of the forested land in NSW.
The Defined Forest Area map identifies the forests certified to the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management. More than 98 per cent of timber supplied by Forestry Corporation of NSW is certified to the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management. Customers or auditors can check the certification of timber purchased from Forestry Corporation by reviewing the forest number provided in sales and folio reports, which identifies the forest from which the logs originated.
The Defined Forest Area is updated each year and provides the information needed for timber buyers with Chain of Custody (COC) Certification to the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
Maps showing the Defined Forest Area managed by each operational division, by forest management zone and by forest are available in our Sustainability Report.