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Forest NSW Annual Report 2012

Our organisation Image: Forests NSW Image Library Our vision contractors, visitors and users of State forests. 2.5 million m3 of sawlogs and around 2 millionForests NSW currently harvests more thanSafety is our first priority for our people, To be the best and safest commercial forest In all our forest management activities, the tonnes of pulpwood from State forests manager in Australasia observance of safe work practices is the annually, with sales of these products guiding principle by which we operate and generating almost $300 million a year. Our mission we work towards achieving a world’s best The State’s timber industry contributes nearly practice safety record. $1 billion to the NSW economy each year. To provide safe and commercially sustainable Government and people of New South Wales Our business Our people forest management services to the and independent investors while increasing Forests NSW employs over 700 people the value of their investment Forests NSW manages a wide range of throughout NSW – accountants, ecologists, forest types across NSW. The coastal native safety and fire experts, community educators, Forests NSW is a public trading enterprise forests are dominated by eucalypts, from carbon specialists, administration staff, within the Department of Primary Industries the fast growing blackbutt and flooded mechanical workshop technicians, sales and (DPI), part of the Department of Trade and gum in the north, stringybarks and Sydney marketing managers, engineers, Geographic Investment, Regional Infrastructure and blue gum along the central coast, to the Information System analysts, timber inspectors, Services (NSW T&I) and is the largest manager spotted gum and silvertop ash forests researchers, nursery and fieldworkers and of of native and plantation forests in NSW. common in the south. The tablelands and course foresters – the list of skills we draw on Forests NSW is the trading name of the Forestry ranges have tall forests with messmate, is extensive. Commission of NSW, established under the New England blackbutt and brown barrel Forestry Act 1916. We manage more than two some of the important timber species. In million hectares of native and planted forests the west, native cypress pine is the timber across NSW to the internationally recognised species of the plains and river red gum is the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) valuable species of the Riverina forests. Main (AS 4708:2007), delivering a range of economic, plantation areas of radiata pine are found on environmental and social benefits to the the tablelands in the central west and south. people of NSW and future generations. Our operations are distributed across Forests NSW primary focus is sustainable forest regional NSW and include planting and management and ensuring the sustained regeneration, planning and managing supply of timber to our customers. As a public timber harvesting and marketing and trading enterprise, this is undertaken within the delivering timber to a wide range of context of running a profitable business and customers located within NSW, across returning a dividend to the NSW Government. Australia and overseas.  Image: David Barnes 4 Forests NSW Annual Report 2011–12 Social, Environmental and Economic Performance


Forest NSW Annual Report 2012
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