The Sustainable Forestry and Compliance Unit is
the principal operational business unit of SARAWAK
FORESTRY. It administers the economic, environmental
and social aspects of Sarawak's forests, working
in collaboration with the timber industry and non-timber
producers and rural communities. The unit consists
of three departments, namely, Sustainable Resource
Management, Compliance and Revenue.
The unit has 18 offices located throughout the State
and carries out a broad range of activities to ensure
the implementation of Sustainable Forest Management
(SFM), the regulation of timber industry operations
and practices, and the monitoring of compliance with
measures designed to conserve and enhance the State's
forest resources. Its key tasks include:
forest resources according to SFM requirements.
- Collecting revenue on
all forest produces harvested from licensed areas.
- Monitoring timber harvesting operations
through harvesting plans, forest inventories and
- Implementing conservation and rehabilitation
activities, including forest regeneration
- Supporting positive community relations
and development activities, to improve the socio-economic
standing of rural communities.