2019 FSC Leadership Award Winners

Forest Stewardship Council Recognizes Forest Champions on its 25th Anniversary

FSC Leadership Awards celebrate forest owners, builders, architects, retailers, paper mills, manufacturers, environmental organizations and many others who contribute to the movement toward responsible sourcing and forest management.

View the 2019 press release here. Winners of the 2019 FSC Leadership Awards are as follows:


For bringing to market the first FSC-certified footwear collection, which reduces water use and cuts carbon impact in half compared to traditional footwear.

Baskahegan Company

For 15 years of continuous FSC-certified forest management and a commitment to long-term stewardship in Maine’s Baskahegan Valley.

Chantiers Chibougamau

For FSC-certified management on more than 5 million acres and for piloting the new FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard of Canada.

House of Marley

For using and effectively marketing FSC-certified wood and bamboo in its iconic collections of earbuds, headphones, and speakers.


For being one of the first premium paper companies to offer FSC-certified papers, and for being the first mill worldwide to watermark FSC trademarks in its papers.

Patti Southard – King County Green Tools

Posthumously recognized for being a force of nature and tireless advocate for FSC, sustainability and equity in King County.

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust

For using FSC to balance economic development, fishing and hunting with responsible forest management in this iconic Maine landscape.

The Trust to Conserve Northeast

For managing an FSC-certified group of family woodlands and offering Master Logger Certification in the Northeast US since 2003.

Bell Museum + Perkins and Will

For using 100% FSC-certified wood in Minnesota’s new natural history museum, including locally sourced, thermally modified Eastern White Pine boards for the building enclosure.

Calgary Zoo Panda Passage + Zeidler BKDI Architects for

For demonstrating tenacity and commitment in sourcing extensive FSC wood for this state-of-the-art panda habitat.

The Kendeda Building at Georgia Tech + Skanska, Lord Aeck Sargent & The Miller Hull Partnership, and UFP International

For innovative use of FSC and reclaimed wood in this mass timber project seeking Living Building status.

Loom House + The Miller Hull Partnership

For extensive use of FSC-certified wood in the first residential remodel project seeking Living Building certification.