Private native forestry

Private native forestry (PNF), also known as farm forestry, is the sustainable management of native forests on private property for timber production.

Private native forests are the largest single component of NSW’s native forest estate, accounting for 37 percent of NSW native forests. PNF is a key resource for the NSW forestry industry and an important land management option for landholders.

The Commission has a role under the PNF Codes of Practice to independently chair the NSW Forest Monitoring Steering Committee, which is tasked with proposing and overseeing a PNF Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Framework.