Newsletter Stories


Thursday, 15 November 2001
Make Music, Conserve Trees

SoundWood, an FSC economic chamber member, recently announced the launch of a new monthly music series, “The SoundWood Jam." SoundWood is an international conservation program of Fauna & Flora International (FFI), based in San Francisco, dedicated to finding practical solutions to species and habitat conservation. The program is now an integral part of the Global Trees Campaign formed in partnership between FFI and the United Nations Environment Program – World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC). read more …


Thursday, 15 November 2001
Northland Forest Products, FSC economic chamber member since 1999

Partner Profile read more …


Thursday, 15 November 2001
First Plantation Forestry Certification Awarded In the U.S.

When the FSC Principles and Criteria (P&C) were first ratified by the membership, there were only nine principles and associated criteria. At that time, the document was entitled “FSC Principles and Criteria for Natural Forest Management." Two years later, the P&C were formally augmented by a tenth principle pertaining to plantation forestry. read more …


Thursday, 01 November 2001
FSC Strengths Highlighted in Independent Study

The Meridian Institute, a Washington DC-based facilitation and conflict resolution firm, recently completed a collaborative study comparing the standards and processes of the FSC program to the American Forest and Paper Association’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program. The study was a paper comparison of the two schemes, comparable to a desk audit. An on the ground comparison is planned for 2002. Though other studies had been conducted, FSC, SFI, and The Home Depot all agreed there was a need for an independent, third party study of the two programs. read more …


Thursday, 01 November 2001
South Carolina Gains First Certified Forest

Kearse Land and Timber Corporation (SW-FM/COC-159). read more …


Thursday, 01 November 2001
FSC-U.S. Forester Participates in Certifier Audit

Bill Wilkinson, FSC-U.S. Senior Forester, will serve on the audit team that will conduct the annual 'desk’ audit of Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) in Oakland, CA. The audit will take place the first week of December 2001. read more …