role is the management of 11,500ha of commercial plantation forest in the Mount
Lofty Ranges and Mid North.
A further 23,000ha of
Native Forest Reserves is also managed across South Australia, for
conservation. No logging or commercial timber production is undertaken in these
ForestrySA also manages
more than 25,000ha of plantation in the Green Triangle for forest owner New Forests.
In line with its role
as a commercial forest manager, ForestrySA’s main focus is the production of
log and chip, which is used to produce sawn timber, pulp, paper and
All forests under
ForestrySA management are widely used and valued by the community for
recreational activities such as hiking, horse riding, camping and large-scale
events such as music festivals and car rallies.
ForestrySA is committed
to the responsible and sound environmental management of plantation and native
forest and maintains a Forest
certified to the internationally recognised Australian Forestry Standard (AS
4708). The Mount Lofty
Ranges forest is certified to this standard. Forests in
the Mid North are not, but continue to be managed in accordance with
ForestrySA’s Forest Management System.