Sustainable Timber Tasmania

Tasmania’s state forests will be a globally trusted source of sustainable timber and other forest products and services for this and future generations. Sustainable Timber Tasmania manages State forests for optimum community benefit, using environmental best practice to create long term wealth and employment for Tasmanians.
Sustainable Timber Tasmania has the statutory responsibility for the management of 1.5 million hectares of State forest land. This land contains 39% of the Tasmania's forests.
About half the forest managed by Sustainable Timber Tasmania are available for sustainable timber production. A network of formal and informal reserves on State forest protects values such as flora, fauna, soil, water and cultural heritage.
Our operations are independently certified under the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) which sets stringent environmental, social and economic criteria for forest management and production tracking.
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Organisation Members

Steve Whiteley

Chief Executive Officer


Nigel Foss

General Manager Operations

Nigel Foss has a background in forestry and fire management spanning a quarter of a century.
Nigel joined the Forestry Commission in 1988 as a trainee technical forester and has been involved in fire management in a variety of roles during his career with the Commission, Private Forests Tasmania and Forestry Tasmania.
After completing a Graduate Certificate of Business in 2009, Nigel was appointed District Forester Manager - Murchison, covering Tasmania’s North West.
At the start of this year, Nigel was appointed to overall responsibility for Forestry Tasmania’s Fire Management Branch, and experienced a tough initiation during the testing times of the State’s summer bushfire emergency.
Nigel was recently promoted to Forestry Tasmania’s General Manager Operations, while retaining his fire management role.
Nigel represents Forestry Tasmania on the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council and is pleased to now have joined the SFMC.
Updated: 28-Aug-2018