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Thursday, 31 March 2022
Public Consultation Open for National Forest Stewardship Standard

By: Amy Clark Eagle

On March 31, 2022, public consultation opened on Draft 2 of the FSC US National Forest Stewardship Standard (Version 2).

As a voluntary certification system, FSC relies on input from stakeholder to ensure our standards are practical and impactful for organizations that choose to seek certification.
Engagement from diverse stakeholders is key to maintaining and improving FSC’s credibility - so thank you in advance for reviewing and commenting at

This public consultation includes Draft 2 materials for all elements of the standard:

  • Base indicators that will be applicable to most FSC certified forest management organizations
  • Family Forest Indicators for small and low intensively managed forests
  • Plantation Indicators for management units that include plantations, as defined by FSC
  • Federal Lands Supplementary Requirements for management units that are managed by Federal agencies

This will be the final public consultation during the Version 2 standard revision process. All input must be submitted through the FSC consultation platform by Tuesday, May 31, 2022, when public consultation will close.