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Saturday, 15 September 2001
Pictou Landing First Nation Reserve first for FSC Certification in Canada

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Saturday, 15 September 2001
Regional standards for British Columbia nearing completion

The public comment period for the second draft of the British Columbia regional standards was recently completed, leaving only the completion of the final draft and endorsement by FSC International before the province has its own set of internationally recognized standards for responsible forestry. read more …


Saturday, 15 September 2001
Indigenous Peoples’ Rights highlighted at Conference

On August 17-18th, over 200 people participated in the joint National Aboriginal Forestry Association and FSC Canada conference Indigenous Peoples and FSC Certification. read more …


Wednesday, 15 August 2001
Main Gets More Certified Forests

Maine’s Baxter State Park, a unique natural resource for hunting, trapping, hiking, camping, and scientific research, recently earned FSC certification on its 29,587-acre Scientific Forest Management Area. The certification assessment was performed by SmartWood’s northeastern affiliate, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Northeast Natural Resource Center. read more …


Wednesday, 15 August 2001
Science at the Core of FSC Standards

In April of this year, the scientific journal Conservation Biology published an article responding to a question raised by Susan Bennett, Wildlife Conservation Society, Malaysia, about the relationship between timber certification and biodiversity in tropical forests. The article was co-written by Hank Cauley and Jennifer O'Connor of the FSC, Richard Donovan of Smartwood and Charles Peters of the Institute of Economic Botany. The following is an excerpt from the published article: read more …


Wednesday, 15 August 2001
The Collins Companies, FSC economic chamber member since June 1995

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