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Newsletter Stories


Sunday, 01 July 2001
Asa Tham, FSC International Vice Chair Provides Leadership for Small and Large Landowners

Asa Tham, FSC International Vice ChairThe roots of community forestry in Sweden date back to the Middle Ages, when a parish community looked to the forest to support the buildings, fuel, and other economic needs of the church. The tradition held and Sweden’s unique network of church-owned forests continues to this day. In fact, the Church of Sweden is currently the eighth largest landowner in Sweden, with over 1 million acres of forest. And responsible stewardship of those forests is beginning to address the needs of the forest as well as the parish. read more …


Sunday, 01 July 2001
NYC Council Proposes Bill to Give Preference to FSC Certification

In July, 2000, NYC Council Speaker Peter Vallone introduced Bill No. 784, also known as the Selective Wood Procurement Legislation, or more commonly the “Good Wood" Legislation. Bill 784 addresses all city contracts involving wood products and materials, and identifies FSC as the best example of an independent, third-party forest certification that includes a separate chain-of-custody system. read more …


Sunday, 01 July 2001
Latest FSC Pierce Brosnan Ad Campaign Launched

The second major ad campaign to feature Pierce Brosnan, otherwise known as 007, James Bond, or Thomas Crowne, is underway read more …


Sunday, 01 July 2001
Forestry Cooperatives Create New Timber Markets

To restore forests degraded after repeated high-grading, community forestry cooperatives, like the FSC-certified Sustainable Forestry Cooperative in SW Wisconsin, are turning to new timber markets to make harvests economically viable. read more …


Friday, 15 June 2001
SmartWood Triples in Three Years, Gears Up for Further Growth

Given its rapid expansion over the past three years, the FSC-accredited certifier SmartWood is making some changes to its organizational structure. read more …


Friday, 15 June 2001
Three Draft Regional Standards Now Available for Public Comment

The Draft Northeast Regional Standards are now available for public comment until August 7th. read more …