Technical Updates


Sunday, 01 December 2002
NE, SE Standards Approved

The FSC International Board of Directors has approved the regional certification standards for the Northeast and Southeast regions. Regional standards provide specific indicators for application of the FSC Principles and Criteria, adapting them to address region-specific ecological, economic, and social needs. read more …


Friday, 15 November 2002
Additional Comment Period for the Appalachian Standard

The FSC-U.S. Standards Committee reviewed the Appalachian Standard in October and has provided an additional one-month public review period, open until December 6th. Approval of the Appalachian standard by the FSC-U.S. Board is expected in early 2003. read more …


Friday, 01 November 2002
FSC Makes Significant Change to Percentage Based Claims Policy

As a result of a review conducted between June 2001 and September 2002, the FSC International Board of Directors recently authorized the FSC Secretariat to make significant changes to the “percentage-based claims" policy. read more …


Sunday, 15 September 2002
FSC-U.S. Nearing Completion of Regional Standards

FSC-U.S. is nearing completion of all nine of its regional standards for the “lower 48" states. Regional standards provide specific application of the FSC Principles and Criteria, adapting them to address region-specific ecological, economic, and social needs. read more …


Thursday, 01 August 2002
Appalachian Regional Standards Public Comment Period Opens

The public comment period for the FSC Appalachian Regional Standards began July 23rd, 2002 and is open through Sept. 23rd, 2002. The Appalachian Regional Standards were developed to provide forest owners and certifiers guidelines for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification in the Appalachian region. read more …


Saturday, 15 June 2002
Percentage Based Claims Policy Discussion

FSC has formulated policy options to address the impacts of the FSC percentage based claims policy. read more …