To view the latest information about FSC Forest Management and Chain of Custody certificates, visit the FSC International site.
FSC Certification Statistics as of September 2016:
- 35,133,373 acres certified in the US
- 166,417,570 acres certified in the US and Canada
- 4,201 companies Chain-of-Custody certified in the US
- 5,103 companies Chain-of-Custody certified in the US and Canada
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.