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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 August 2020:

  • 35.2 million acres certified in the US
  • 154.7 million acres certified in the US and Canada
  • 2,487 Chain-of-Custody certificates in the US
  • 3,756 companies Chain-of-Custody certified in the US
  • 6,273 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.