At City Forests we are very conscious that there are many resources and values within our estate other than the plantation forests themselves. For this reason we have processes in place to manage the extensive range of ecosystem services our forests provide, and to protect and enhance their value.
As part of our commitment to sound environmental practice, and to the principles of Forest Stewardship Council® certification, we have established a number of processes to monitor the condition of the environment in which we operate, and the impact of operations in our forests where there may be a potential threat to important conservation values. These include:
- Carbon capture and storage
- Water quality
- Soil protection
- Native forest reserves and other flora
- High Conservation Value Forest areas
- Wildlife, including three Rare, Threatened or Endangered species
- Heritage and archeological sites
City Forests’ FSC® certification ensures that the forest products used are from responsibly harvested and verified sources.
A copy of City Forests' Forest Management Plan is available for inspection at our office on request.