PT Pakerin received a concession license for timber plantation from the Minister of Forestry for an area of more than 43,000 hectares, and started the operation in 1992. After a fire in 1997, the plantation was abandoned. In July 2012, the 250 people from the community of Pangkala Bayat started to occupy, to effectively reclaim their land. They use the acacia trees of the plantation to build houses and start to grow crops. The area occupied is about 1,250 hectares.