FSC-U.S. sends the highest congratulations to the Rocky Mountain Regional group and their coordinator, Steve Thompson, for being the first of the nine regional working groups in the U.S. to achieve this monumental accomplishment.
Upon the achievement of his colleagues, FSC-U.S. Executive Director Hank Cauley issued this statement, “Congratulations to all FSC-U.S. staff and partners for their work on the Rocky Mountain Standards. We especially want to thank our staff foresters Bill Wilkinson and Ben Addlestone, as well as Steve Thompson, our Rocky Mountain Regional Working Group Coordinator, and all of the members of the Rocky Mountain Working Group, our Standards Committee and Board of Directors. The completion of these standards further solidifies responsible forestry in the United States. We now give these standards over to our certifiers to further establish responsible forestry throughout the forests of the Rocky Mountain Region."
FSC-U.S. has several sets of standards that will soon seek final endorsement by FSC International, including the standards for the forests of the Lake States and the Northeast. Seewww.fscstandards.org for more information.