Native forest timber comes from both public and private land. The proportion supplied from each tenure varies from year to year but is in the order of seventy percent public and thirty percent private.
Public native forests that produce timber are known as State forests and are managed by the Forestry Corporation of NSW. There are 838,000 hectares of State forest within the region with 366,000 hectares (44%) available for timber supply. Some State forests have been sustainably producing timber for over one hundred years.
Timber supplied from private native forest comes from hundreds of individual landholders. To supply timber from private land a landholder is required to hold an approved Private Native Forestry (PNF) Plan.