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Wednesday, May 01.2002
SmartWood Assessor Training

SmartWood will hold a SmartWood Assessor Training Workshop at the Loon Lake Camp, in British Columbia from Friday, June 7, 2002 through Sunday June 9, 2002.


The purpose of this workshop is to train natural resource professionals involved in indigenous forestry operations, across a range of disciplines (ecology, forestry, and social science), on the process and protocols involved in forest certification. SmartWood conducts Assessor Trainings to add to their pool of certification assessors to serve on SmartWood evaluation teams.

The assessor training workshop will consist of an overview of certification and assessment guidelines, criteria, and methodologies. On-site certification procedures and protocols will be discussed and a mock certification assessment will be conducted with the participants serving as consultants to evaluate a candidate parcel. The results of this evaluation will be presented and the certification process discussed. For more information contact Michael Thiemann at             802.434.5491       or via email at[url=mailto:mthiemann@ra.org]mthiemann@ra.org[/url].