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 January 2018:

  • 35,323,927 acres certified in the US
  • 168,803,427 acres certified in the US and Canada
  • 3,954 companies Chain-of-Custody certified in the US
  • 4,780 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.