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Tuesday, 08 November 2022
2022 Controlled Wood Regional Meetings

During the final months of 2022, FSC US will be hosting a webinar, three regional meetings and an online discussion forum to help identify if and what changes are needed to the way the FSC Controlled Wood System works in the United States.

Participation is encouraged for companies that are FSC certified and source Controlled Wood, their suppliers, Certification Bodies (auditors) and other stakeholders actively working to advance responsible forest management and enhance local economic development.

Please consider sharing your experiences and expertise as part of this process.

These meetings build on a first round that occurred during Summer 2018. The results of those meetings included mitigation options that were endorsed by the FSC US Board of Directors in November 2018 and approved for use in March 2019.

Now it is time to revisit decisions made in 2018 to incorporate lessons learned from FSC US’s monitoring and evaluation efforts, certificate holder and partner experiences, and any additional new information that will inform potential changes. Similarly, it is important to identify information that may suggest the need for changes to risk designations (i.e., specified risk areas) in the NRA.

The webinar will be held on November 22, and the in-person meetings will be held December 6 (Portland, OR), December 13 (Asheville, NC), and December 14 (Atlanta, GA).

To learn more and get involved, visit the Controlled Wood Regional Meeting website: