FSA involves itself in a wide range of issues which have a direct bearing on the wellbeing of the South African Forestry Industry and thereby our members. The work that FSA does of behalf of the Industry can broadly be divided into five portfolios namely Operations, Research, Environment, Education and Training and Business Development, which are then further divided into the eight functional areas of which Forest Operations is one. Each portfolio has its own issues that need to be dealt with to ensure that the Forestry Industry remains profitable, internationally competitive and sustainable in the long-term.
The Operations Portfolio has a particularly wide range of issues that it deals with which are handled primarily by the Operations Director and Manager although these do spill over to other staff members as well. Its primary functions are as follows: