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Friday, 15 February 2002
National Audubon Society Gets Two Forests FSC Certified

FSC-accredited certifier SmartWood recently completed the certification of Silver Bluff and the Francis Beidler Forest, both owned by the National Audubon Society. The two properties represent over 15,000 acres of the coastal plain of South Carolina, and contain four major habitat types, including mature mixed longleaf and loblolly pines, mature hardwood bottomland, pine plantation, and natural mixed pine/hardwood. read more …


Friday, 15 February 2002
Pinchot Releases Results of Comparison Field Assessments

The Pinchot Institute for Conservation has completed a series of field assessments comparing FSC and the American Forest and Paper Association’s Sustainable Forestry InitiativeSM, the results of which will be available in the Spring. Catherine Mater, Senior Fellow with Pinchot facilitated the project on State and Tribal forestlands in Maine, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Vermont. The objectives of the project were to compare FSC and SFI auditing teams’ results for audits done on the same land at the same time, and to gain input from the land managers on their impressions of each system. read more …


Friday, 15 February 2002
Rainforest Alliance Announces New Smartwood Director

The Rainforest Alliance recently announced the appointment of Robert Beer as the new Director of its SmartWood forest certification program. read more …


Friday, 01 February 2002
Tennessee Certifies All 158,000 Acres of State Forests

In a press conference on January 28th at the state capital building in Nashville, Tennessee, Governor Don Sundquist announced that 100% of TN’s forestland, some 158,000 acres, is undergoing FSC-accredited certification through the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood™ program. Once complete, the certification will make Tennessee the first southern state to have public lands certified in the FSC program. Occurring in seven of the nine major physiographic regions of the state, the certified forestland will be spread across fourteen locations. read more …


Friday, 01 February 2002
Pacific Coast Regional Standards Open for Public Comment

The Pacific Coast Working Group of the Forest Stewardship Council-U.S. is pleased to announce the public review period for draft 6.0 of the Pacific Coast Regional Standards for Responsible Forest Stewardship. The review period will be from January 18, 2002 until March 20, 2002. read more …


Friday, 01 February 2002
Resource Pavilion to showcase forest products at Forest Leadership Forum

FSC-U.S. is pleased to report that the Certified Forest Products Council, the hosts of the Forest Leadership Forum in Atlanta in April, has opened up the forum’s Resource Pavilion to allow exhibitors to display their products and services. read more …