Part of every New Zealander's heritage is the joys of forest and stream. Campers, trampers, anglers, shooters, picnickers, and caravanners—all like to get away from the clock-ridden daily round to the fresh air and beauty of the bush.
It may not be obvious, but until the conservation policies of the Forest Service replaced the wasteful practices of the past, there was grave danger that this heritage might be lost. Each acre of forest destroyed by fire or indiscriminate milling makes it harder to meet the demand for the solace of solitude—a demand that increases every day with our expanding population. To meet its responsibilities in the protection of State forests, the Forest Service exercises its authority with wisdom and restraint. While unauthorised entry to State Forests is prohibited by law, a liberal policy of issuing permits enables organised groups and individuals to make extensive use of these popular playgrounds for recreational purposes.
Issued in the interests of forest protection by The New Zealand Forest Service.