Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

FSC Facts

To view the latest information about FSC Forest Management and Chain of Custody certificates, visit the FSC International site.

FSC Certification Statistics as of July 2022:

  • 36.4 million acres certified in the US
  • 160.3 million acres certified in the US and Canada
  • 2,238 Chain-of-Custody certificates in the US
  • 3,222 companies Chain-of-Custody certified in the US
  • 5,667 sites certified in the US

General Forest Facts

  • Forests cover 30% of global land area
  • 70% of terrestrial animals and plants live in forests
  • Currently the world’s forests store 283 billion tons of carbon in their biomass

Learn more about the history of forestry and the changes in forested acres in the United States.