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Monday, November 28, 2016 - 13:17 USFS FSC Update The Forest Stewardship Council® has recevieved notification from the U.S. Forest Service that they wish to complete the next forest testing exercise with the draft FSC® standard supplementary requirements and audit procedures. The field test is planned for sometime in early 2017. Recently, the second open comment period on the supplementary procedures for the U.S. Forest Service to potentially obtain FSC certification closed. The Center provided comments on the first and second draft.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 13:05 Center Comment Period Open The Center for Forest and Wood Certification has begun their recertification audit. The first step is providing stakeholders the offer comments and feedback on forest management of the Center's group member properties. Below is the information provided publicaly by the Center's auditor, Rainforest Alliance:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 00:00 Certification News 11-2016 The Center for Forest and Wood Certification will post links to articles relating to wood and forest certification. The views and opinions expressed in columns or articles do not reflect those of the Center, its members, or supporters; only the views of the author.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 14:35 Certification News 8-2016 The Center for Forest and Wood Certification will post links to articles relating to wood and forest certification. The views and opinions expressed in columns or articles do not reflect those of the Center, its members, or supporters; only the views of the author. Tags: news
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 00:00 E-News July 2016 The latest edition of the Forest and Wood Certification E-Newsletter has been released by the Center for Forest and Wood Certification. Tags: Newsletter
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 10:38 LEED moves to accept SFI, ATFS with FSC
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 09:58 Certification News 7-2016 The Center for Forest and Wood Certification will post links to articles relating to wood and forest certification. The views and opinions expressed in columns or articles do not reflect those of the Center, its members, or supporters; only the views of the author. Tags: news
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 09:09 Certification News 4-2016 The Center for Forest and Wood Certification will post links to articles relating to wood and forest certification. The views and opinions expressed in columns or articles do not reflect those of the Center, its members, or supporters; only the views of the author. A win for forest conservation: US Green Building Council to recognize ATFS - Huffington Post Tags: news
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 00:00 Certification News 3-2016 The Center for Forest and Wood Certification will post links to articles relating to wood and forest certification. The views and opinions expressed in columns or articles do not reflect those of the Center, its members, or supporters; only the views of the author. Tags: news
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 13:04 USFS FSC Certification Requirements Comment Period Open The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) has opened the comment period for the initial consultation for the supplementary indicators and guidance statements for lands managed by the United States Forest Service. The comment period is currently open until April 22. A webinar highlighting the proposed additions will be held sometime mid-March/ The Center for Forest and Wood Certification will provide comments to FSC regarding all the proposed certification standard additions. We recommend that all interested stakeholders provide their comments as well.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:51 E-news February 2016 The latest edition of the Forest and Wood Certification E-Newsletter has been released by the Center for Forest and Wood Certification. A portion of the newsletter is below but a full copy can be accessed here. Issues discussed include the Center supporting a new forest management group with Kiker Forest Resrouces through the Group Building Program, the Center's ongoing forest management and chain-of-custody audts, and Lumber Liquidator's Lacey Act fine. Tags: Newsletter
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 13:14 Certification News 2-2016 The Center for Forest and Wood Certification will post links to articles relating to wood and forest certification. The views and opinions expressed in columns or articles do not reflect those of the Center, its members, or supporters; only the views of the author. Why Resolute can't win in an ever-changing bush war - The Globe and Mail Tags: news
Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 00:00 Certification News 11-2015 The Center for Forest and Wood Certification will post links to articles relating to wood and forest certification. The views and opinions expressed in columns or articles do not reflect those of the Center, its members, or supporters; only the views of the author. CPET update gives forest certification schemes top score - packagingEurope
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 00:00 E-news September 2015 The latest edition of the Forest and Wood Certification E-Newsletter has been released by the Center for Forest and Wood Certification. A portion of the newsletter is displayed below but a full copy can be accessed here. Issues discussed include the extension of compnay prepared FSC Controlled Wood risk assessments, Tree Farm's partnership with GreenBlue, and the opening of the comment period for the FSC chain-of-custody standard.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 00:00 Certification News 8-2015 The Center for Forest and Wood Certification will post monthly links to articles relating to wood and forest certification. The views and opinions expressed in columns or articles do not reflect those of the Center, its members, or supporters; only the views of the author.
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 10:04 SFI Issues 2015 Progress Report Issued
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 00:00 FSC Launches New Branding Campaign
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 00:00 Certification News 5-2015 The Center for Forest and Wood Certification will post monthly links to articles relating to wood and forest certification. The views and opinions expressed in columns or articles do not reflect those of the Center, its members, or supporters; only the views of the author. Tags: news
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 00:00 FSC Updates Banned Chemical List The Forest Stewardship Council® has updated the Indicators and Thresholds for the Identification of 'Highly Hazardous' Pesticides (FSC-STD-30-001 V1-0 EN). The updates and changes in the thresholds have removed several herbicides that were formally banned but have been approved for use in FSC® certified forests. Hexazinone, commonly trade named as Velpar, has been removed from the banned list because of the new thresholds. Common forestry herbicides such as RoundUp, Garlon, and Arsenal are still all approved.
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 00:00 FSC Approves FM International Generic Indicators The Forest Stewardship Council® approved the final draft of the forest management International Generic Indicators (IGIs) in late March. The indicators have been developed over the last two years and are intended to act as a starting point for the development of new national FSC standards or revisions to current standards. The FSC-US forest management standards will be updated using the IGIs over the next few years. National committees have the ability to adapt or omit IGIs, where there is justification, in order to ensure that they can be properly integrated.

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