ForestrySA is committed to responsible environmental management of plantation and native forests within South Ausralia. Its Forest Management System is certified to the internationally recognised Australian Forestry Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708), administered by Responsible Wood. The Mount Lofty Ranges and Green Triangle forests are certified to this standard.
ForestrySA’s sustainable forest management program involves the management of 10,500ha of plantation pine in the Mount Lofty Ranges. As a plantation manager, ForestrySA’s focus is the production of log which our customers convert into a range of structural and non-structural timber products. Most timber is sold to regional domestic markets, with some exported according to quality and demand.
ForestrySA is also responsible for more than 16,000ha of native forest located within South Australia’s Mount Lofty Ranges and Green Triangle regions. These forests are managed and protected for conservation purposes.
All plantation and native forest areas under ForestrySA management are widely used and valued by the community for recreation.