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Friday, 01 March 2002
Forest Stewards Guild

Partner Profile. The Santa Fe-based Forest Stewards Guild is a forestry organization committed to demonstrating the viability of third-party certification under the FSC system. Membership is comprised of professional foresters and other natural resource managers, landowners, and conservation group employees, currently totaling over 430 individuals. read more …


Friday, 01 March 2002
EarthSource Forest Products, Emeryville, CA

EarthSource Forest Products, a division of Plywood and Lumber Sales, Inc. (SW-COC-0026) of Emeryville, CA, was launched in 1997 to better meet the demand for certified wood. EarthSource now sells exclusively FSC-certified wood by keeping a large supply of certified hardwoods in their warehouse, in order to guarantee availability to their customers. read more …


Friday, 01 March 2002
EFK, Inc.: Profile of a Resource Manager

Resource manager (RM) certification in the FSC system is one of several group certification models that reduce the cost of certification for small landowners, landowner associations, cooperatives, land trusts, and other woodland owner or management groups. RMs are experts on local and regional issues that affect forest management, including the historical context of an area, laws and regulations, local ecology, and timber markets. They can manage a property for ecological concerns, for economic reward, or for social equity. Or in the case of FSC-certified resource managers, they can manage for all three of these goals. read more …


Friday, 15 February 2002
FSC On the Airwaves

KQED, the San Francisco NPR affiliate, aired a one hour show on forest certification on January 9. Michael Krasny hosted the show, which featured FSC Executive Director Hank Cauley; Kate Heaton, Senior Forestry Specialist at FSC-environmental chamber member Natural Resources Defense Council; Cael Kendall, Manager of FSC-certified EcoTimber; and Dan Imhoff, author of a book on alternative building materials. The American Forest and Paper Association’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative was invited to participate but declined. read more …


Friday, 15 February 2002
FSC Headquarters Announces Group COC Certification Policy

This month FSC headquarters announced a new policy to facilitate chain-of-custody certification for groups of small wood harvesting, processing, and retail operators. The new policy retains the rigor of individual-facility COC assessment, but provides for the sharing of many of the administrative aspects of certification, such as reporting and liaison with the certification body, by an organized group of small enterprises. read more …


Friday, 15 February 2002
ForestWorld Launches Online Marketplace for FSC-certified Products: www.forestworld.com

ForestWorld recently launched its redesigned website, featuring a new online marketplace for connecting supply and demand for FSC-certified products. The marketplace facilitates connections between chain-of-custody companies using emailed or faxed requests for quotations. read more …