The New Zealand Forest Owners Association (FOA) represents the owners of New Zealand's commercial plantation forests. The association and its members are committed to the highest standards of sustainable silviculture, environmental practice and workforce safety.

Plantation forestry is science-based and highly innovative. It is New Zealand's third largest export industry and a major regional employer. It is the industry with the greatest potential to transform New Zealand into a carbon-neutral economy where all land-based industries are environmentally sustainable.


The FOA wishes to seek industry views on the signing of the GIA Deed and subsequent management of GIA obligations. Please find information relating to the proposal in the attached document. All submissions need to be received no later than 5pm Tuesday 4 August 2015 and are to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted to the FOA via PO Box 10986, Wellington 6143.




FOA News

8 July 2015 Forest owners say the size of the government's emissions target is not as important as the policies that...

Forestry News

29 July 2015 For Les Bak, forest safety is about respect, sharing knowledge, keeping it simple and getting workmates...


FOA publish a number of publications. If you require further information on any of them please email us. Copies of Facts & Figures can be ordered here.

Related Links

Commodity Levy - information relating to the levy

NZ Wood - Foundation member

IRIS - Incident Reporting Information System

Endangered Species


Items of Interest

Visit the Log Truck Safety Council  information  about the log truck industry including a forum for the travelling public to use to report incidents of log truck driver behaviour (good and bad) and to get feedback from the operators concerned