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Our sustainability performance Managing State forests for the long term and retaining opportunities for future generations to meet their needs and expectations, while providing for the present. INDICATOR1 RESULTS PERFORMANCE FOREST VALUE: PRODUCTIVITY 1.496 million hectares available for timber production 25. Forest management More than 412500 hectares in State forest reserves 293695 hectares of other forest managed for ecological functions 26. Plantation establishment 206 hectares of new softwood plantation established. 9355 hectares of plantations re-established and survival 12% of softwood plantation and 30% of hardwood plantations underwent restocking after one year 27. Mean annual growth of Mean annual increment for softwood plantations of 15.2 m3/ha/yr and 13.3 m3/ha/yr for hardwood planted softwood forest plantations Overall 77% of all surveyed areas had regenerated effectively with commercial species. 85% of surveyed 28. Native forest regeneration areas in alternate coup and single tree selection harvesting types had regenerated effectively with commercial species FOREST VALUE: MAINTAINABILITY Actual annual yield as percentage of committed volume: ■■ 83% of native and planted hardwood forests high quality sawlog 29. Committed timber harvested ■■ 76% of cypress ■■ 89% of softwood plantations Certification to AFS (AS 4708:2007) and EMS Standard (ISO 14001:2004) 30. Forest certification was maintained 31. Operating profit $19100 operating profit per employee generated 1 For further information refer to the Supplementary Sustainability Indicator Data 2011–12 available online at: www.forests.nsw.gov.au Certification to Australian Forestry Operating profit per Standard AS 4708:2007 and employee: ISO 14001: 2004 standard maintained $19 100 Forests NSW Annual Report 2011–12 Social, Environmental and Economic Performance 45


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