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Newsletter Stories


Tuesday, 15 January 2002
Community-Based forestry in Hoopa, CA

Nolan Colegrove Sr., Forest Manager of Hoopa Tribal Forestry in Hoopa, CA, walks along a forest floor amongst green understory vegetation under a canopy of 250+ year old Douglas-fir, the primary commercially-harvested tree found on the 95,000 acres of FSC-certified forest land owned by the Hoopa Valley Tribe. read more …


Tuesday, 15 January 2002
Greenpeace Success for Brazilian Rainforest and Forest Certification

On December 5, 2001 Hamilton Casara, the president of IBAMA, the Brazilian government’s version of the EPA, announced the cancellation of all mahogany operations in the Amazon, effectively preventing any further illegal logging of mahogany in the region. read more …


Tuesday, 15 January 2002
SmartWood Assessor Training

SmartWood is holding their next Assessor Training Workshop at Auburn University, in Auburn, Alabama from February 4 – 6. SmartWood runs these workshops to train natural resource professionals in the fields of ecology, forestry, and social science, on the process and protocols involved in certification. read more …


Tuesday, 15 January 2002
FSC gets a foothold in Finland

FSC-accredited SmartWood recently completed the first forest certification in Finland. The Family Jalas’ Forest, a 230-acre parcel of spruce, pine, and birch, has been owned and actively managed by the family since 1994. Family Jalas’ main objectives are to establish natural succession on the property, and to balance the social, ecological, and economical factors association with managing it. read more …


Tuesday, 15 January 2002
In The News- Idaho Stateman

On January 2, The Idaho Statesman featured a lengthy front page article titled "Market forces foster sustainable forestry". The article paints a good picture of the forces at work in forest certification today. read more …


Tuesday, 01 January 2002
The Nature Conservancy Joins FSC

FSC is pleased to announce that The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has joined the environmental chamber of the FSC membership. The move solidifies the 50-year old organization’s commitment to responsible forest practices around the world. The mission of TNC is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and the waters they need to survive. read more …