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Plantation forestry

Sustainable forest management

ForestrySA is strongly committed to the economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainable forest practice as set out in its Policy for Sustainable Forest Management.

Responsible Wood (AS 4708:2013) certification

ForestrySA manages plantation land and Native Forest Reserves in the Mount Lofty Ranges and Green Triangle of South Australia for the South Australian Government.

Our integrated Forest Management System covers all processes involved in the management and protection of plantations, native forests and other land use activities.

This system complies with Responsible Wood’s Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708:2013), which requires ForestrySA to meet internationally accepted criteria.

Scroll down to view our most recent AFS Public Summary Reports.

More information on Responsible Wood forest management certification is available from the Responsible Wood website.

Defined Forest Area

The Defined Forest Area managed by ForestrySA on behalf of the South Australian Government comprises Proclaimed Forest Reserve, under the Forestry Act 1950 (SA).

A total of 19,546 hectares is located in the Mount Lofty Ranges and 12,773 hectares in the Green Triangle.

Please note: The Mount Lofty Ranges forest area above does not include 744ha of standing commercial planation, which is located on SA Water Land.

Please see the maps below for further detail regarding the extent and location of Defined Forest Area in both regions.

Forest Management Plans

Responsible Wood certification

Public Summary Reports

Our Forest Management System complies with Responsible Wood’s Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708:2013), requiring ForestrySA to meet internationally accepted criteria.

View and download our most recent AFS Public Summary Reports below.

2021 SUMMARY report

2020 SUMMARY report

2019 SUMMARY report